“Chandler has been very steady for us out of the pen during his entire time here. He has continued to add velocity to his fastball and is slotted to be our closer again this spring, just as he finished up as our closer last spring. His continued efforts to add quality secondary stuff has paid off. We couldn’t be more excited to have him our program, and we are looking forward to following his career at nationally ranked NAIA Reinhardt University starting in the fall of 2019.”
2018: Gant appeared in a team-leading 17 games as a freshman and also led the pitching staff with four saves. In 19-2/3 innings, he struck out 24 batters (10.98 per 9 innings) and walked just eight. Three of his saves came in conference games – vs. Volunteer State (1 IP, 0 R, 1 K), Chattanooga State (1 IP, 0 R, 1 K) and Jackson State (1 IP, 0 R, 1 K). In addition, he struck out a season-high five batters in 2-2/3 innings against Motlow State.
High School: Gant was a four-year letterman for Coach Ernie Smith at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, where he helped lead them to the district championship (four times) and the region championship (twice). As a senior, Gant was named District MVP and batted .405 with 8 home runs and on the mound posted a 3.20 earned run average.
Summer Ball: Gant played last summer for Coach Roger Ward and the Great Bend Bat Cats in the Jayhawk League.
Personal: Born June 15, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee, he is the son of Paul and Kristi Gant.