- 2012 Second Team All-Mountain West Catcher
Junior (2012):Second-team All-Mountain West catcher, becoming one of just six Falcons all-time to earn all-conference twice...also named to College Sports Madness All-MW team...second on team with .316 average...led team with 16 doubles, 34 runs scored, eight hit-by-pitches and .503 slugging...threw out 20-of-30 attempted base stealers, for a 66.7 percent throw-out rate...started 45 of 46 games...missed eight games due to injury midseason...second on team in hits (54), home runs (4) and stolen bases (8)...in Mountain West Top 10 in five catories...earned MW Player of the Week and Air Force Athletics Athlete of the Week on May 7...first homer of season came off LSU All-American Kevin Gausman, a first-round MLB draft pick in 2012 on first pitch of first at bat...also homered against Portland, Oklahoma and Northern Colorado...seven games with three-plus hits...had four hits against Oklahoma...scored four runs in a game vs. San Diego State...had 18 multi-hit games and 10 games with one hit.
Sophomore (2011): First-team All-Mountain West catcher, becoming Air Force's first, first-team all-conference player since 2002...ranked amongst MW top 10 in 11 categories...lone Falcon to play all 55 games, starting 53...led team in hitting (.333), runs (42), hits (69), doubles (21), homers (6), stolen bases (13), slugging (.545) and on-base percentage (.413)...threw out 22-of-48 steal attempts, good for a 45.8 percent throw-out rate...also picked off seven baserunners...ranked second in the conference in runners thrown out and pickoffs...led team with .356 average in MW play...led team with 19 multi-hit games and 10 three-hit games...had longest hitting streak on the team at 11 games...scored multiple runs 11 times...had a base hit in 39 games...Played summer ball for the Eau Clair Express in the Northwoods league, batting .333 with 23 hits and 11 RBIs in 16 games played...Mountain West player of the week (March 21) and goAirForceFalcons.com athlete of the week (March 21).
Freshman (2010): Played in all 55 games, starting 53...batted .328 with 18 doubles, six triples, nine homers and 64 RBIs...set MWC freshman record for RBIs...set five school freshman records (at bats, hits, RBIs, sac bunts, total bases)...led MWC with 16 stolen bases...MWC top 10 in seven categories...threw out 14 of 29 runners attempting to steal...set school season record with 232 at bats...76 hits was ninth in a season at Air Force...64 RBIs is fifth all-time in a season at Air Force...six sac bunts is sixth in a season at AFA...is second in five freshmen categories (games, doubles, homers and stolen bases)...had 21 multi-hit games and 12 multi-rbi games...had a team-leading 12-game hitting streak...had one of the best single games in AFA history vs. Colorado Christian, going 6-for-7 with two homers, two doubles and nine RBIs...the nine RBIs is third-most in a game in AFA history and the six hits is second most at AFA...had six RBIs in a game vs. northern Colorado...had five RBIs and four runs scored in season finale vs. BYU...played summer ball for the Eau Clair Express in the Northwoods League...threw out 70% of baserunners for the Express.
High School (Sarasota): Lettered two years in baseball and football...preseason Rawlings All-American third team...selected to and participated in the Perfect Game National Showcase...rated 56th best player from Florida and 282nd in nation...high school coach was Clyde Metcalf...played summer ball for the Raiders, coached by Bob Slaughter...member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 16...nickname is Skip...has an older sister...enjoys watching ESPN and playing ping pong...favorite movie is the Hangover...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...son of Bruce and Joan Custons.
Getting to know Garrett:
Greatest moment in sports: Walk off hit freshman year for AFA.
Most noteworthy thing(s) about your hometown: the beach.
Favorite athlete and why: Evan Longoria.
Custons Career Stats