Video: The ambidextrous switch pitcher
Brandon Garza has pitched with both arms in single games.
isn't a twin, but he might has well be on the baseball field. After all, he's listed on the College Park (The Woodlands, Texas)
roster as RHP and
The junior pitcher can throw right-handed and left-handed, giving Cavaliers coach Jason Washburn two important options with one player.
"He's basically two people whenever he goes out there," Washburn to the The Courier
A natural right-hander, Garza told his dad as a 4-year-old he also wanted to throw with his left hand.
Over the years, he's utilized both arms, pitching with one each game. This season, for the first time, he's pitched with different arms in the same game.
In his first 11 starts this season, Garza was 7-4 and a 2.56 ERA in 65.2 innings. He reportedly can throw 88 miles per hour with his right hand and at least 80 mph as a lefty.
The 5-foot-9, 160-pounder wears an ambidextrous glove and he switches arms depending on how batters hit left- or right-handed pitchers.
"Honestly, I still haven't perfected it," Garza said. "It's a long process."