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  Gaither Bumgardner

Gaither Bumgardner

Player Profile

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Fort Lawn, S.C.

High School:
Great Falls

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 195

Position:
P/INF

B/T:
R/R

High School: A six-year letterwinner at Great Falls High School, also earning four letters in football ... Hit .536 as a senior and posted an 8-4 record with a 0.61 ERA on the mound ... Earned all-region and all-state honors as well as his third Class A Region III Player of the Year award ... Earned a slot in the North/South All-Star Game and was a part of the High School Sports Report's Top 100 prospects in South Carolina ... Batted .509, with 28 RBIs and four home runs en route to earning Class A All-State honors as a junior ... Helped lead the Red Devils to a final ranking inside the top 10 in the state as a junior ... A finalist for the South Carolina "No Spit" All-Star of the Year award ... Played with the Palmetto Sand Gnats, the South Charlotte Panthers and the American Legion Post 217 team in the summer ... An Honorable Mention All-Area selection as a football quarterback while helping the Red Devils to the Class A state title game as a junior ... Led the Red Devils to the second round of the Class A Division II playoffs as a senior, as the team finished with an 8-4 record.

Personal: Born on Jan. 29, 1991 ... Son of Gaither and Melissa Mackey Bumgardner ... Has two sisters, Anna Lonon and Victoria ... A physical education major ... Favorite food is barbeque ribs ... Favorite movie is "Shooter" ... Favorite TV show is "SportsCenter" ... Favorite actor is Robert Duvall ... Favorite baseball player is Derek Jeter ... Admires his parents.

 
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