Garth Cahill

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Garth Cahill

Biographical Information[edit]

Garth Cahill has played for the South African national team.

Cahill was a multi-sport star in high school. In addition to baseball, he was All-State in softball three times, in shooting twice and All-League in cricket and rugby. Coming to the US for college, he was 2-1 with a save and a 6.82 ERA in 2015. He was then South Africa's youngest hurler for the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers (8 days younger than Callan Pearce) and second-youngest player (after Rowan Ebersohn). In his debut for South Africa, he relieved ace Dylan Unsworth with a 7-0 lead in the bottom of the 9th in the opener against New Zealand. He allowed a hit to Moko Moanaroa and hit Daniel Bradley then Alan Schoenberger hit into a force out. Cahill then walked both Max Brown and Boss Moanaroa to force in a run. Jared Elario relieved him and got a game-ending double play. He also appeared in the finale against Australia, relieving Kieran Cree with a 10-5 deficit, the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 8th. He allowed a two-out single to Trent D'Antonio but got former major leaguer Brad Harman to end the inning.