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  Nolan Gallagher
Nolan Gallagher

Player Profile
Hometown:
Red Lodge, MT

High School:
Red Lodge HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
RHP

Experience:
2005-07

Bats/Throws:
R/R

Getting To Know Nolan Gallagher


General: Has excellent stuff with a fastball that runs into the low 90's and gets on hitters in a hurry • In excellent physical shape • Showed many moments of brilliance and dominance during his first three seasons on The Farm.

Cardinal Career: Career Stats
Stanford's active career leader in nearly every pitching category, including wins (12) with a 12-16 record, appearances (63), innings pitched (184.0), strikeouts (158), complete games (2), shutouts (1) and combined shutouts (3) • Also has four career saves, a 4.84 ERA and 21 starts • Has limited opponents to a .289 batting average • Has hit 30 batters and committed eight balks • Has committed four errors in 46 defensive chances for a .913 fielding percentage.

As A Junior In 2007: Spent most of the season in Stanford's starting pitching rotation before being moved to the bullpen late in the campaign • Led the team in wins while posting a 5-6 record with a 7.27 ERA and one save • Struck out 48 baters in 64.1 IP, 48 SO • Made 19 appearances and 11 starts • Had the team's only shutout of the season and one of the club's three complete games (at Sacramento State, March 25) • Worked 5.0 innings of scoreless relief in a pair of appearances on May 25 and May 27 to help Stanford to a three-game sweep in its final series of the year at USC.
2007 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats

As A Sophomore In 2006: Finished the season with a 5-5 record and a 3.99 ERA, striking out 51 batters in 65.1 innings over 22 appearances (tied for second on the team) and six starts • Had one complete game • Made all six of his starts in May (4) and June (2) after his 14 appearances in February, March and April came out of the bullpen • Made two errors in 19 defensive chances for an .895 fielding percentage • Led Stanford pitchers in ERA during Pac-10 action with a 2.59 mark to go with a 2-2 record and 27 strikeouts in 31.1 innings over eight outings and one start, which was a complete game • Earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors • Ranked as the No. 14 sophomore on Baseball America's 2006 list of Top College Prospects in the nation heading into the season.
2006 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats
*6/11 at Oregon State (Super Regional) - L, 3.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 3 SO ... first postseason loss in Stanford's final game of the season after two previous career NCAA wins • *6/3 at Texas (Regional) - W, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 B, 4 SO ... retired 17 of 19 batters at one point ... career-high earned runs allowed ... career-high-tying runs allowed ... first career postseason start • *5/27 at UC Davis - L, 2.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB ... shortest start of season • *5/20 at UCLA - W, CG, 9.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO ... first career complete game ... career-high strikeouts ... career-high innings pitched • 5/13 at Washington - W, 7.0 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO ... longest relief outing by a Stanford pitcher in 2006 and of his career ... career-high hits allowed • *5/9 at Santa Clara - ND, 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 SO • 5/6 vs. California - ND, 1.2 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO • *5/1 at California - ND, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO ... first start of season • 4/29 vs. Arizona State - ND, 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER • 4/25 vs. Santa Clara - ND, 1.0 IP • 4/23 at Arizona - ND, 0.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO • 4/17 vs. San Francisco - L, 0.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB • 4/14 at Oregon State - ND, 2.0 IP, 2 BB, 3 SO ... balked in only run of the game in a 1-0 loss with his second balk of the seventh inning • 4/8 at San Jose State - ND, 1.0 IP, 3 BB • 4/1 vs. USC (Gm 2) - L, 6.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 6 BB, 4 SO ... career-high walks • 3/26 vs. Washington State - L, 4.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO • 3/10 at USC - W, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO • 3/3 at California - ND, 0.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER ... gave up a key three-run homer to the only batter he faced in a 7-6 loss • 2/25 at Fresno State - ND, 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 SO • 2/19 vs. Texas - W, 2.2 IP, 4 BB, 2 SO • 2/11 vs. Kansas - ND, 2.2 IP, 5 SO • 2/4 vs. Cal State Fullerton - ND, 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 SO (*starts)

As A Freshman In 2005: Stanford's top freshman pitcher, going 2-5 with three saves and a 2.93 ERA to rank second on the club in both of the latter categories • Appeared in a team-high 23 games (four starts) and helped combine on three of the squad's five shutouts, while striking out 60 batters in 55.1 innings (third and fourth on the team, respectively) to lead the club with a 9.76 strikeout per nine inning ratio • Allowed just three earned runs over his final 17.2 innings (1.53 ERA), striking out 19 during the stretch that began with five consecutive scoreless relief appearances from May 10-22 • Also had four straight scoreless efforts out of the pen from April 5-19 • Perfect in 11 defensive chances • Posted a 1-2 record and a 2.84 ERA with a save in nine Pac-10 relief outings, striking out 22 in 19.0 frames • Spent four weeks (February 13 - March 6) as the team's third starter before being moved back to the bullpen • Picked up his first career postseason win at the NCAA Waco Regional after coming out of the bullpen versus TCU (June 5).
2005 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats
6/5 vs. TCU (Regional) - W, 1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 SO ... first career postseason win • 5/29 at USC - L, 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO • 5/22 vs. Arizona - ND, 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 SO • 5/21 vs. Arizona - ND, 0.2 IP, 2 SO ... got Stanford out of a one-out bases loaded eighth inning jam by retiring both batters he faced in an eventual 5-4 win • 5/17 vs. Saint Mary's - ND, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 4 SO ... combined on a shutout ... struck out the final four batters he faced • 5/14 vs. UCLA - ND, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 4 SO • 5/10 at Santa Clara - ND, 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 SO • 5/7 at California - ND, 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO • 5/3 at Nevada - ND, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 SO ... combined on a shutout • 4/26 vs. Santa Clara - ND, 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 SO • 4/23 vs. Washington - W, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO ... first collegiate win • 4/19 vs. San Jose State - ND, 2.0 IP, 3 SO • 4/16 at Arizona State - ND, 2 BB ... walked in the game-winning run with two outs and the bases loaded in bottom of ninth • 4/9 vs. Oregon State (Gm 2) - ND, 2.1 IP, 1 BB, 4 SO • 4/5 vs. Santa Clara - SV, 1.0 IP, 1 SO ... picked up his second save in as many outings • 4/1 at Washington State - SV, 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 SO • 3/29 vs. Pacific - ND, 1.0 IP, 2 SO • *3/6 vs. California (Gm 2) - L, 2.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO ... season-high runs allowed ... season-high earned runs allowed ... season-high-tying hits allowed • *2/27 vs. USC - L, 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO • *2/20 at Texas - ND, 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 5 SO ... season-high innings pitched ... season-high walks ... season-high-tying strikeouts ... had one-hit shutout into bottom of sixth • *2/13 vs. Kansas - ND, 5.0 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 5 SO ... first career start ... season-high-tying strikeouts ... season-high-tying hits allowed • 2/5 at Cal State Fullerton - L, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO • 1/30 vs. Fresno State (Gm 1) - SV, 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 SO ... save in collegiate debut ... combined on one of Stanford's five shutouts (*starts)

High School: A 2004 graduate of Red Lodge High School • Did not play high school baseball because there is no prep baseball in the state of Montana but did letter four seasons in basketball and once in cross country • A South Central 4B All-Conference selection in basketball during both his junior and senior campaigns • Played forward and center in hoops, averaging 14.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 6.0 steals per game • Holds the school record for most rebounds in a contest (24) and set the school's 2002-03 single-game season-high with 32 points.

Other Amateur Baseball: Played summer baseball in 2006 for the Cape Cod Baseball League champion Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, compiling a 3-3 record and a 4.08 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 39.2 innings pitched over nine appearances (five starts) • His 2006 championship club was 28-16 in the regular season to win the Eastern Division before taking the league title with two postseason series victories and a 4-2 playoff mark • Did not play baseball in the summer of 2005 • Played during the summer of 2004 with the Billings Scarlets, leading the American Legion squad to a second place finish at the Montana State Championship • Compiled an 11-3 record and earned National American Legion Player of the Year honors in 2004 • Selected to play with the American Legion team at the 2004 Junior Olympics tryouts in Joplin, Missouri • Played the four previous summers (2000-03) with the Laurel Dodgers American Legion club, helping the squad to a runner-up finish at the 2000 State Championship • Played for four different American Legion coaches - Pat Hansen (2000-01), Doug Smith (2002), Fred Feurbacher (2003) and Cory Hansen (2004).

MLB First-Year Player Draft: Selected by the Seattle Mariners in the fourth round (1397th pick overall) of the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft.


Born:
Parents: Kevin and Diane Gallagher
Major: Communication
The reason I love baseball is: The tradition of the game
I pattern my game after: Francisco Rodriguez
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Experience many activities and meet new people
Greatest Athletic Moment: Pitching against Texas in the 2006 NCAA Austin Regional
The reason I chose Stanford is: The athletic and academic excellence
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: To take advantage of sleep
The thing that sets Stanford Baseball apart from other collegiate baseball programs is: That every player is demanding of himself and has a great work ethic
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Colorado Rockies
Favorite Pro Sports Athlete: Curt Schilling
If I had to cook all of my meals, I would probably survive on: Hamburger Helper
If a movie were made of my life, the actor that would play me is: Brad Pitt
Advice To Youngsters: Always work hard, be humble, be yourself and persevere
When I played sports as a kid, I pretended to be: Nolan Ryan
I would like to remembered at Stanford for: Being a fun person and a great baseball player
Did You Know? Nolan is an avid tea drinker
My parents were right when they told me: Respect everyone
Fabulous Find: Stanford recruited Nolan on the advice of former Cardinal pitcher Jeff Ballard
One wish I would make for the 21st century is: For peace in the world
Earliest Baseball Memory: Playing catch with his brother, Tully, and their father in their backyard

Last Updated: June 7, 2007

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