Gardner Leaver is a pitcher from the University of Rhode Island. Gardner served as the Rams closer in 2010 recording 9 saves in 22 total appearances. In 31.1 innings pitched he went 2-5 with a 4.60 ERA, striking out 31 batters and walking just 14. As a sophomore in 2009 he appeared in 26 games in relief, going 4-1 and throwing 40.1 innings with a 5.13 ERA. In his 40.1 innings pitched he struck out 23 and walked only 10. In 2008 he appeared in 13 games, all in relief, striking out 13 batters in 18.2 innings. At East Hampton High School he was a three-year member of the baseball team where he earned All-League honors and served as captain his senior season. Born to Diane and Rusty Leaver, Gardner has one older sister, Retta.