MLB Draft History *Drafted in the 32nd Round by Cleveland in 2011 but elected to enroll at Tech.
2015 Returned to the Yellow Jackets' bullpen in late February and was back in the rotation by March, less than a year removed from Tommy John Surgery that forced him to miss much of 2014... Earned a medical redshirt... Made 15 appearances, including 11 starts... Made his season debut on 2/22 versus Albany, working a spotless 1-2-3 inning of relief including two punchouts... Made his first start on 2/28 versus Indiana State and worked three innings on a predetermined pitch count... Allowed one hit, one run and two walks with three strikeouts and did not factor in the decision in the 15-2 win... Pitched 4.1 innings of a start on 3/7 versus Notre Dame, allowing just three hits and two runs (one earned) with two strikeouts but did not factor in the decision... Pitched five strong innings versus No. 18 North Carolina in the second game of a doubleheader on 3/21 -- the rubber-match of the series -- and allowed two runs (one earned) but got no support from the offense and absorbed the 5-1 loss... Pitched 4.1 innings at Virginia Tech on 4/4 with a season-high five strikeouts but did not factor as the Hokies won on a walk-off in the ninth... Worked four innings versus No. 15 Virginia on 4/11, allowing one run on six hits but earned a no-decision in the Jackets’ 11-4 victory to even the series... Made his first midweek start of the year against Georgia at Turner Field on 5/12... Went a season-long 6.0 innings versus the Bulldogs, allowing four runs on seven hits while punching out three but was hung the loss in a 6-0 shutout.
2014 Suffered an injury in his start versus Wake Forest in Tech's ACC opening weekend on 3/8 and did not pitch for the remainder of the season... He was 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA in just four starts in his injury-shortened season... Went 5.0 innings versus Radford in his season debut and allowed just a run with no walks and three strikeouts, but did not factor in the decision during the Jackets' 3-1 loss... Gave the Jackets another strong start on 2/22 versus UNC Greensboro, working 5.0 shutout innings and yielding just three hits with six strikeouts and one walk but did not factor in the decision in Tech's 7-0 victory... The UNCG performance marked his second career combined shutout (Rutgers, 3/3/13)... Bounced back from a two-run first inning to keep Bowling Green scoreless over his next four innings of work and picked up his first win of the season on 3/1... Lasted only 2.0 innings versus Wake Forest on 3/8 after issuing five walks and three runs and did not factor in the decision in Tech's 12-8 loss.
2013 Appeared in 19 games as a sophomore and made 13 starts... Finished with a 5-3 record and 4.71 ERA in 65 innings of work... Opponents hit just .246 off the tall righty... Worked six innings and fanned seven against one walk in helping Tech complete the sweep of Akron on opening weekend... His seven Ks and six innings were each one shy of his respective career highs... Gave the Jackets another Sunday gem in the 10-1 win over St. John's on Feb. 24 by going six innings with four hits, one run and four strikeouts... Put the Jackets in position for another sweep versus Boston College on March 17, firing 6.2 innings and allowing just three singles and an unearned run... The BC win marked his sixth over his last eight starts, dating back to 2012... Allowed four runs (three earned) in 5.1 innings on March 24 at No. 5 Florida State and turned a 6-1 lead over the bullpen, but the Jackets couldn't protect the lead in the 8-6 loss... After a short outing versus Wake Forest, he made a midweek start versus Kennesaw State (working on a pitch count) and went three innings allowing four hits and one run with three strikeouts but did not factor in the decision in Tech's 9-1 win... Came up big for the Jackets on April 13 versus No. 5 Virginia in the rubber game of a crucial weekend series... He allowed just two runs on two hits in 5.1 innings versus the Cavaliers with six strikeouts as Tech won 3-2 (in a rain-shorted six-inning game)... The Virginia win was his first of the year over a Top-25 opponent... Pitched out of the bullpen over his final six appearances... Pitched 2.1 innings of relief with one hit and one unearned run versus No. 5 Virginia in the ACC Tournament on 5/23... Made a pair of scoreless relief appearances in the NCAA Nashville Regional, throwing 1.2 innings with three strikeouts versus Illinois (May 31) and 1.1 two-hit innings against No. 2 Vanderbilt (June 3).
2012 Appeared in 19 games and his 13 starts were second-most on the team, as were his 78.0 innings... Finished the year with a 4.50 ERA and was 6-4 with one save... Was lights-out in his first collegiate action, firing 4.0 innings and getting the win in relief against Winthrop, 5-3 (2/18)... Fanned five and allowed just one run and three hits... Made his first career start versus Kennesaw State on 2/29 and recorded his second win with four scoreless innings, three hits, one walk and five strikeouts... Made his second career start at Georgia State (3/7) and took the loss after allowing five hits and two runs with five strikeouts in four innings... Struck out a career high six batters in a 3.1-inning relief appearance vs. Virginia Tech (3/17)... Posted his first career save and matched his career-long of four innings (four hits, no runs, no walks, one strikeout) at Boston College to preserve a 2-1 lead... Made his third career start versus Georgia Southern (3/28) and picked up the win by allowing three earned runs and five hits in a career-long 6.0 innings... Recorded a career-high eight strikeouts in the GSU win... Made his first career ACC start versus No. 2 Florida State on 4/8 and was tagged the loss... Gave Tech a gutsy effort in the series finale at No. 6 North Carolina, throwing five innings and limiting the Heels to just two runs -- the Jackets rallied late and clinched the series with a 4-2 win... Limited Charlotte to seven singles and one run in six innings, and turned a 2-1 lead over to bullpen in the seventh inning (Tech won 6-5 in 11 innings)... The start versus Charlotte matched his then-career long... Tossed 3.2 innings at No. 22 Virginia, allowing six hits and three runs in a no decision... On the final day of the regular season vs. No. 21 Miami, with Tech looking for the last spot in the ACC Tournament, the rookie turned in the best start of his career... He tossed a career-long seven innings of two-hit ball and allowed just one run, one walk with five strikeouts as the Jackets beat the Hurricanes, 2-1... Picked up his second consecutive win over a Top-25 team, tossing five innings with four runs allowed (two earned) in a 17-5 rout of No. 19 Virginia at the ACC Championship... Started Tech's NCAA Gainesville Regional opener versus College of Charleston and allowed three earned runs in 3.2 innings as Tech went on for the 8-4 victory.
High School Four-year letterwinner under head coach Tony Kirkland at Colquitt County ... Played first base and hit 11 home runs as a senior and showcased a 1.82 ERA on the mound ... Owns the home run record at Colquitt County ... Named the Region 1-AAAAA Player of the Year in 2011 ... Also played two seasons of basketball and one year of football ... Participated in the Sunbelt Classic in Oklahoma and was named the 2010 MVP ... Played the summer of 2011 for the Middle Georgia Titans.
Personal Full name is Cole Garron Pitts ... Born September 3, 1992 in Thomasville, Ga. ... Son of Craig and Deborah Pitts ... Has an older brother, Chance ... Majoring in business administration ... Considering a future as a teacher and coach ... Chose Tech because of its educational opportunities, baseball program, and campus.