MISCELLANEOUS: Athletic right-handed pitcher ... fierce competitor with a strong will to win ... hails from baseball hotbed state of Virginia ... smart player with a good feel for the game ... served valuable role as the bridge to Army closer Ben Koenigsfeld as a freshman ... emerged as the Black Knights' closer during standout sophomore campaign ... assumed that role after incumbent closer Kevin McKague was injured ... figures to anchor the Army bullpen once again this spring ... has led Army's pitching staff in appearances each of the last three seasons ... will serve as team captain for the second straight year ... three-year letterman.
MILESTONES: Ranks third on Army's all-time saves list (14) ... lists third on the Black Knights' single-season saves ledger (eight in 2012) ... boasts a career earned run average of 4.19 ... 2012 earned run average (2.48) ranks 23rd on Army's single-season ledger ... named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year Award Watch List prior to the 2013 campaign.
2013: Led Army with 20 appearances ... forged a 3-4 record to go along with a 6.02 earned run average and four saves ... registered first save of the season against Yale (March 10), tossing two innings versus the Bulldogs during Army's spring break trip to Florida ... also picked up saves against Bucknell (April 20), Marist (April 24) and Chestnut Hill (May 5) ... made postseason appearance against Navy (May 11) in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals ... tossed one scoreless inning to nail down Army's 7-3 win, which clinched the series sweep ... also appeared in Army's NCAA Regional contest versus UNC Wilmington (June 1) ... earned first win of the season opposite Siena (March 26), pitching 2.2 innings of scoreless relief ... collected second straight win against Navy (April 1) as Army salvaged the final game of the four-game series by posting a 14-7 victory against the Midshipmen ... pitched a career-best 8.0 innings in his first start of the season ... also totaled a season-high five strikeouts opposite the Mids ... picked up his third victory of the year versus NYIT (May 1) after allowing two runs on three hits in 4.0 innings ... matched season high with five strikeouts against the Bears.
2012: Appeared in 22 games with two starts ... led the Black Knights' pitching staff with 22 appearances ... posted a 2-0 record with a team-best eight saves ... forged a 2.48 earned run average with 40 strikeouts and 12 walks in 54.1 innings of work ... did not allow an earned run in 15 of 22 appearances ... was even better versus Patriot League foes, posting a 1.42 ERA in six regular-season appearances versus conference opponents ... pitched in four of Army's five Patriot League playoff games ... threw 3.0 innings of hitless relief to earn the win in series-clinching victory over Holy Cross in the third and decisive game of the Patriot League Championship Series ... fanned two batters in an inning of relief in the second game of Holy Cross series ... earned save in both playoff wins against Lafayette in the Patriot League Semifinal Series ... pitched 2.0 innings with three strikeouts in game one victory ... struck out one in 0.2 innings of work in game two ... pitched well against Oklahoma in the NCAA Charlottesville Regional ... allowed just one run on three hits over 3.0 innings to the eventual Regional champion Sooners ... saddled with the loss after yielding game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning in Army's 2-1 setback to OU ... began the year with three straight scoreless appearances, tossing one inning each against High Point, George Washington and UMBC ... earned first save of the season in that UMBC contest ... made first career start versus Quinnipiac ... fired 4.0 innings of scoreless ball to earn the victory ... started three days later against Harvard and picked up second straight win ... struck out three while scattering seven hits over 5.1 innings versus the Crimson ... collected saves against Sacred Heart, Lehigh, Lafayette, Holy Cross and Bloomfield during regular season ... established career-highs with eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings against Bucknell ... did now allow a run and scattered eight hits as Army rallied for a 2-1 victory in 15 innings.
2011: Developed into one of the Black Knights' top options out of the bullpen during a steady freshman season ... led the team with 20 appearances ... topped all Army relievers and ranked third overall with 44.0 innings pitched ... finished the year with a 3-2 record and a 4.50 earned run average ... ranked second on the team with two saves ... saw numbers improve versus Patriot League foes, pitching to a 3.93 ERA in conference contests ... made first career appearance versus Davidson during the opening weekend of the season ... tossed career-high six innings against Maryland the following weekend in Army's heart-breaking 13-inning loss to the Terrapins ... picked up his first career save versus Northwestern, working a scoreless ninth inning opposite the Wildcats ... established career high with three strikeouts versus Siena ... threw two scoreless innings in Army's 8-3 win over Holy Cross ... pitched three times in the series opposite the Crusaders as the Black Knights picked up a key four-game sweep during the opening weekend of Patriot League play ... tossed two perfect innings in Army's 6-5 victory over Navy that helped the Black Knights earn the coveted "Star" ... collected first career victory in Army's 12-9 win at Lehigh ... allowed just two earned runs over four innings of work ... victory helped Army avert a four-game sweep at the hands of the Mountain Hawks ... earned second win of the season in Army's 12-2 win at Lafayette ... allowed just one hit over 4.2 scoreless innings against the Leopards ... picked up third win of the year in Army's 7-4 victory at Bucknell ... allowed just one earned run on two hits in three innings of work ... matched career high with three strikeouts versus Lafayette in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals ... earned his second career save in that win, which helped the Black Knights sweep the best-of-three series from the Leopards ... saw mound duty in two of the three Patriot League Championship Series games at Navy ... fired one inning of scoreless relief in helping Army to a 6-3 win over the Midshipmen in the second game of the series.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Kevin Fisher at Louisa High ... tabbed region and district Player of the Year ... earned all-state recognition as an outfielder and pitcher ... also ran track in high school ... was a two-time state champion on the track ... twice selected to participate in the Virginia Commonwealth Games ... took home a title at the 2009 Games.
PERSONAL: Given name is Gunnar Raymond Carroll ... born Oct. 10, 1991, in Charlottesville, Va. ... parents' names are John and Eileen Carroll ... has one brother and one sister ... enjoys being with his family during his free time ... lists water sports as one of his hobbies ... former Army baseball player Kyle Fleming (USMA '09) is a close family friend ... majoring in American Legal Studies ... played for the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plains League in 2012 ... competed for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2013 ... will join the Field Artillery branch of the U.S. Army following graduation ... his first duty station will be at Fort Stewart, Ga.