|23 Brandon Henderson|
Senior Becomes The 11th Recipient Of The Honorary Jersey
Awarded the honorary No. 23 jersey after former ECU Head Coach Keith LeClair ... Intelligent baseball player ... Versatile athlete with solid defensive skills at first base ... Can hit for average and power ... Three year letter winner ... One of four team captains for 2009 season ... Named preseason All C-USA by Rivals.com ... 2008: Earned NCAA All-Regional honors at the Conway Regional after batting .368 (7-for-19) with two home runs and five RBI ... Collected 15 total bases ranking fourth in regional play ... Started all 61 games played (54 at 1B and 7 in LF) ... Ranked third on the team with a .347 average (85-for-245) ... Led team with 18 doubles ... One of five Pirates to smack double-digit home runs (11) ... Set career-highs in batting average (.347), HRs (11), hits (85), runs (52), and doubles (18) ... Ranked second on the team with 25 multi-hit and 14 multi-RBI games ... Recorded two 5-RBI games (South Carolina-2/23 and Memphis 5/17) ... Was 4-for-5 with 5 RBI and 2 runs scored against South Carolina (2/23) ... Scored 2-or more runs 12 times ... During season-long seven-game hitting streak, collected 13 hits with four consecutive multi-hit games ... Had four games with 4-or more RBI ... Posted three 4-hit games (South Carolina, Pitt and Memphis) ... Recorded 10-or more put outs in 23 games at first base with a season-high 13 coming against Georgia Southern (3/9) ... Tied for team lead with two grand slams (South Carolina and Memphis) ... Seven-of-11 home runs were with runners on base ... Had four solo homers with a leadoff shot against Alabama in the Conway Regional coming in the fourth inning ... Smacked home runs against South Carolina, Monmouth, ODU, Pitt, Rhode Island, Houston, Memphis (twice), Alabama and Coastal Carolina ... Scored at least one run in 37-of-61 games and had 12 games where he scored at least two runs ... Swiped 3-of-8 bases (Monmouth, Tulane and Alabama) ... Three-time Wachovia Securities Player-of-the-Game ... Lone game-winning RBI came on May 13 against UNC Wilmington after ripping a double in the eighth frame ... When hitting 3-6 in the lineup, the Pirates posted a 38-18 overall record ... Batted .360 (77-for-214) with nine home runs and 42 RBI when playing first base ... Ranked among the team leaders in chances, doubles and put outs (1st); hits, hit by pitch, slugging percentage and total bases (2nd); at-bats, average and RBI (3rd); sac bunts (t-3rd); fielding percentage, home runs and .on-base percentage (4th); runs and starts (5th) ... Posted a .989 fielding percentage with 37 assists, while committing six errors in 546 chances ... Ranked among the league leaders chances (4th); doubles (6th); hits and hit by pitch (t-7th); slugging percentage (8th) ... Batted .361 (25-for-83) against lefties and .340 (27-for-162) versus right-handers ... Collected 19 hits when leading off an inning (.365 avg.) ... Second on the team with seven home runs, third with 48 RBI and sixth in average (.353) when batting with runners on base ... Led the team with six home runs when hitting with runners in scoring position ... When playing against ranked opponents, batted .275 (25-for-91) with two home runs and 14 RBI in 22 contests ... Batted .462 (12-for-26) with two home runs and five RBI when hitting in the third inning ... Hit over .400 when batting in the third (.462), fourth (.412), ninth (.417) and 10th or later innings (.400) ... Collected just two hits in 10 at-bats with one RBI in the C-USA Tournament ... Started all 24 league games played hitting .307 (31-for-101) with three home runs and 16 RBI ... Enjoyed greater success playing at home (.366/4 HR/25 RBI) than on the road (.333/5 HR/21 RBI) ... Had equal success when playing day games (.345/5 HR/24 RBI) than night contests (.348/6 HR/28 RBI) ... Month-by month analysis includes February (.313, 1 HR, 5 RBI), March (.373, 5 HR, 19 RBI), April (.349, 1 HR, 11 RBI), May (.321, 3 HR, 14 RBI) and June (.333, 1 HR, 3 RBI) ... ECU Career Charts: hit by pitches (3rd/23) and put outs (15th/671) ... ECU Single-Season Charts: chances (5th/546 in 2008) and put outs (6th/503 in 2008) ... 2007: Started 44-of-53 games played (11 at 1B, 28 in LF and 5 at DH) ... Batted .241 (39-for-162) with six home runs, 23 RBI and 19 runs scored ... Had a season-high six-game hitting streak from April 4 13, where he batted .304 (7-for-23) with one home run, four RBI and four runs scored ... Also had a pair of five-game hitting streaks ... Had eight multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games ... Notched first 2-HR game of his career at No. 15 UCLA (2/18) finishing the game going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a double ... Also hit home runs against Duke, N.C. State (twice) and Radford ... The week of March 5-11 batted .526 with 10 hits, two home runs, five RBI, 18 total bases, had a .947 slugging percentage an a .571 on-base percentage ... Ranked second on the team with four game-winning RBIs (Liberty-Feb. 10, Duke-Feb. 25, Western Carolina-March 4 and Michigan-March 17) ... Laced three hits in a game twice (UCLA-Feb. 18 and N.C. State-March 3) ... ECU posted a 20-8 record when playing left field ... Saw action in the No. 3 through No. 9 spots of the order ... Had equal success against right-handers (.239/28-for-117) and lefties (.244/11-for-45) ... Batted .545 (6-for-11) with runners on third and two outs ... When hitting in the first inning, batted .391 (9-for-23) with one home run, nine RBI, two doubles and two runs scored ... Posted a team-best .444 average (4-for-9) when batting in the ninth inning ... Hit 100 points higher in nonleague games (.270/31-for 115) than C-USA games (.170/8-for-47) ... Ranked among the team leaders in hit by pitches (second); home runs (t-3rd); fielding percentage and stolen base percentage (fourth); putouts (fifth) ... Picked up one hit in six at-bats in the C-USA Tournament ... Batted .500 (2-for-4) with an RBI and run scored in the Chapel Hill Regional ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.265, 3 HR, 9 RBI), March (.254, 2 HR, 9 RBI), April (.205, 1 HR, 4 RBI), May (.154, 0 HR, 0 RBI) and June (.500, 0 HR, 1 RBI) ... Played summer ball for the Asheboro Copperheads of the Coastal Plain League ... Batted .277 (41-for-148) with two home runs, 18 RBI, 16 runs scored and eight doubles in 40 games played ... 2006: Played in 48 games recording 33 starts (21 in LF and 12 as DH) ... Batted .326 (43- for-132) with four home runs, 24 RBI and 23 runs scored ... Earned C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week honors (April 24) and was named to the Collegiate Baseball Foundations National Honor Roll (April 25) ... First collegiate action came in the second game of a double-header against Maryland (2/12) when he started as a designated hitter going 1-for-4 ... Collected hits in eight consecutive at-bats and reached base safely 10 consecutive times (April 18-23) ... Finished the week batting .533 (8-for 15), which included his third home run of the season and three RBI ... Scored the game-winning run on Friday night against Marshall (4/21) and the game-tying run on Saturday (4/22) ... Collected three hits against Marshall (4/22) and Memphis (5/18) ... Belted home runs against Duke (2/28), Marist (3/17), Marshall (4/21) and Memphis (5/20) ... Had ten multi-hit games recording a team best five hits against Marshall (4/21) ... Collected two or more RBI in six games ... Posted three hit streaks of four games ... Started the last 21 games played ... Stole three total bases on the year: Houston (4/2), Tulane (4/30) and Southern Miss (5/6) ... Saw action in the bottom of the Pirates lineup hitting fifth (six times), sixth (seven times), seventh (13 times), eighth (six times) and ninth (once) ... Had 14 extra base hits ... Five-of-43 hits came in pinch-hitting duties, the second most on the team behind Adam Hodges ... When starting, batted .310 (fourth-best average) with two home runs, 26 RBI and 18 runs scored ... Had greater success hitting against lefties (.341/15-for 44) than right-handers (.318/28-for-88) ... When leading off an inning, batted .357 (10-for -28) with two home runs and two RBI .... With runners on base and two-outs, batted a team-best .476 (10-for-21) with 10 RBI ... Collected 16 hits, 21 RBI and batted .381 when batting with runners in scoring position ... Led the team with a .533 batting average (8-for-15) with ten RBI and 12 total bases when hitting with two-outs and runners in scoring position ... Hit .545 (6-for-11) when batting in the ninth inning ... Enjoyed hitting in C-USA play (.368/25-for-68) over non-conference action (.281/18-for-64) ... Saw the ball better at night, hitting .393 (24-for-61) oppose to the day (.268/19-for-71) ... Ranked among the team leaders in hit by pitch (second); sac flies (t-2nd); slugging average (third); batting average (fourth) and on base percentage (fifth) ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.467, 1 HR, 5 RBI), March (.219, 1 HR, 4 RBI), April (.342, 1 HR, 8 RBI) and May (.340, 1 HR, 7 RBI) ... Played summer ball for the Norcross Astros in the Stan Musial League ... High School: A four-year letter winner for coach Greg Robinson at Milton High School ... Led the Eagles to the Georgia 5A state championship and a No. 42 national ranking by Baseball America in 2004 ... Named all-region his sophomore, junior and senior years ... Earned team MVP honors as a senior after posting a .420 batting average ... Helped the Eagles post a 78-44 record during four-year span ... Earned MVP honors for the East Cobb Astros his sophomore year ... Helped the Astros to the AAU National Championship, the CABA National Championship and the Super Seven Championship ... Was named to the all-tournament teams in all three titles ... Earned four letters in football as a running back, punter and kicker ... Personal: Full name is Brandon Reese Henderson ... Nickname: "Hendo" ... Born January 9, 1987 in Alpharetta, Ga. ... Son of Tim and Karen Henderson ... Has a younger sister (Brianna) ... Majoring in construction management ... Three-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall '06, Fall '07 and Fall `08) ... Named to 2007-08 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 6 vs. Michigan (3/17/07); runs: 3 (three times, last vs. Georgia Southern 3/9/08); hits: 5 vs. Marshall (4/21/06); RBI: 5 (twice times, last vs. Memphis 5/16/08); home runs: 2 vs. UCLA (2/18/07); stolen bases: 1 (10 times, last vs. Alabama 6/1/08).