Will battle for time at second base along with fellow senior Jay Cannon ... Brings another left-handed bat in the lineup when manning second base ... Can hit at the top (one or two) or bottom (eight or nine) in the lineup ... Strong and athletic fielder that's not afraid to get dirty and make plays in the field ... 2012: Appeared in 47 games making 26 starts (19/LF, 7/CF) ... Batted .247 (24-for-97) with eight RBI ... Scored 15 runs and stole two bases ... Recorded a career-best four hits against VMI (May 18) with an RBI and scored a pair of runs ... Collected a hit in all three games of the DRASH Alabama Classic ... Drew multiple walks on six occasions ... Swiped a pair of bases on the year (Milwaukee, VCU) ... Drove in game-winning RBI against Louisville (Mar. 11) with a double in the fourth inning ... Collected six multi-hit games ... Recorded a pair of three-game hit streaks ... Committed two errors in 40 chances for a .925 fielding percentage ... Recorded 35 putouts, two assists and turned a pair of double plays (both vs. Milwaukee) ... Reached base safely in seven-straight games (Mar. 24-Apr. 11) ... Spent time in the top and bottom of the Pirates' batting order throughout the season ... The Pirates' top defensive sub on the season (21 games) ... Batted. .229 (19-for-83) with six RBI, 22 runs and 18 walks as a starter ... As a pinch hitter, batted .286 (2-for-7) with two RBI and two walks ... Posted a .333 average when batting in the third, fifth, ninth and 10th or later innings ... Started four post-season games batting .230 (3-for-13) with two RBI and three walks ... Seven of 21 walks came in Conference USA action ... 2012 Summer: Played for the Wilson Tobs in the Coastal Plain League along side teammates Tyler Bolton, Zach Houchins and Tyler Joyner ... Started all six games before suffering an injury ... Batted .280 (7-for-25) with a double, triple and three RBI.
2011: Did not play during sophomore season ... 2011 Summer: Played for the Lake Norman Copperheads of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League ... Appeared in 38 games at second base batting .313 (40-for-128) with eight doubles, three triples and 19 RBI ... Ranked second on the team with 34 runs and third with eight stolen bases ... Belted lone home run against the Asheville Redbirds in a 14-2 win where he was 5-for-5 with four runs scored ... Collected 12 multi-hit and five multi-RBI games ... Drove in a season-high three runs against the Statesville Owls in a 15-8 victory.
2010: Played in six games with one start ... First collegiate action was against No. 2 Virginia in the season opener where he got the start at second base ... Scored a pair of runs on the year (UVA/ Feb. 20 and South Carolina/ Feb. 27) ... Five of six games were against nationally-ranked teams ... 2010 Summer: Played alongside teammates Chris Gosik and Tyler Joyner for the Laconia Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League ... Batted .270 (27-for-100) with seven RBI and 14 runs scored in 32 games.
Northern Durham High School: Five-time letterwinner (baseball-4, football-1) that was named team captain as a senior by head coach Pete Shankle ... As a freshman, led the team with a .403 (26-for-62) batting average on his way to the first of four all-conference designations ... Named team's top defensive player, batted .369 (25-for-67) and was an all-conference performer as a sophomore ... Earned all-state, all-conference and team MVP honors his junior season after leading the Knights in batting with a .375 (24-for-61) average ... As a senior earned all-state, all-conference and team MVP honors for second straight season ... Three-time State Games Participant ... Played travel baseball for the Dirtbags where he was a member of the 2006-07 National Runner-up squad at the WWBA tournament in Fort Myers, Fla. for head coach Andy Partin ... Helped Region 3 to a gold medal in 2007 State Games ... Member of five WWBA national events helping the Dirtbags to five Top-10 finishes and a second-place finish in 2007 ... Played in the USA Youth National Tournament (Jupiter, Fla.) during the 2005-06 season ... Ranked as the No. 7 prospect in North Carolina by Impact Baseball heading into senior season ... Participated in the 2009 North Carolina-South Carolina All Star Game ... Played Legion ball for Post 7 and coach Gordon Edwards, where he batted .522 with 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases.
Personal: Full name is Bryan Thomas Bass ... Born March 3, 1991 in Durham, N.C. ... Son of Danny and Vicki Bass ... Has one sibling (Brittany) ... Majoring in management ... Father played baseball at Louisburg College and NC State.
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 5 (four times, last vs. VMI 5/18/12); hits: 4 vs. VMI (5/18/12); RBI: 1 (eight times, last vs. St. John's 6/1/12); home runs: none; stolen bases: 1 (twice, last vs. VCU 5/19/12).