|20 Justin Bristow|
Two-way guy that transferred from Auburn University in the fall of 2007 ... Will see extensive action at third base and is penciled in as the possible starter ... Has outstanding defensive actions at the hot corner ... Advanced hitter that can hit for power, average as well as move runners around the bases ... On the mound has good stuff, very fluid mechanically and good make up with three quality pitches ... 2007: Started eight games at Auburn in the infield and four on the mound ... Batted .217 (5-for-23) with one RBI, three runs scored and one double ... Best game of the season came in a reserve role going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, an RBI and a double against Arkansas (4/28) ... Collected second multi-hit game of the season on April 29 against Arkansas ... Recorded starts on the mound against Hofstra, LSU, South Carolina and Alabama ... Posted a 1-6 record with a 9.30 ERA and one save ... Allowed 36 runs (31 earned) with 25 strikeouts, 13 walks and 40 hits in 30.0 innings of work ... First collegiate win came in a relief appearance against Samford (2/27) when he worked three innings of shutout ball with one punch-out ... Lone save came against Arizona State (3/4) after working 2/3 of an inning with one walk ... In eight of his 16 appearances did not allow a single run and did not allow a hit in five appearances ... Longest outing of his career game against Hofstra (2/10) when he lasted 4 1/3 innings ... Fanned a career-high six batters against South Alabama (4/3) in a 5-2 win ... 2006: Started 53 games at shortstop ... Hit .255 with eight doubles and 13 RBI ... Hit .362 against LHP ... Hit .295 over his last 15 games of the season (18-for-61) ... Went a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and a run scored against LSU (5/5) ... Had a career-best eight game hitting streak from Feb. 26-March 12 ... Hit .321 (9-for-28) with four runs scored during the streak ... High School: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 22nd round (652nd overall) ... Rated by Baseball America as the third-best third baseman of 2005 MLB Draft-eligible players ... Three-time all-state selection ... 2005 Louisville Slugger High School All-American ... 2005 Third- Team National High School Baseball Coaches All-American ... Hit .380 with four homers, 16 RBI and 16 walks in 49 plate appearances as a senior ... Was also 8-0 as a pitcher, having allowed 15 hits and one earned runs in 44 innings, with 72 strikeouts against six walks ... Hit .490 with seven home runs while being named first-team all-state and a Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American as a junior ... Was ranked fourth by Baseball America on its Top 100 High School players list ... Drew 23 intentional walks in just 20 regular season games ... Was 9-1 with a 0.80 ERA on the mound as a junior ... Member of the gold medal winning Team USA Youth National Team in the summer of 2003 ... Also participated in the Perfect Game and East Coast Professional Showcases ... Personal: Full name is Justin Taylor Bristow ... Born March 6, 1987 in Richmond, Va. ... Son of Dave and Lee Bristow ... Has one sibling (Matt) ... Brother, Matt, played baseball at James Madison ... Intended major communications ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in the Fall of 2007.
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 5 (six times, last vs. Georgia 5/12/06); runs: 2 (two times, last vs. Arkansas 4/28/07); hits: 4 vs. LSU 5/5/06); RBI: 1 (14 times, last vs. Arkansas 4/28/07); home runs: none; stolen bases: 1 (two times, last vs. MSU 4/15/06); innings pitched: 4.1 vs. Hofstra (2/10/07); strikeouts: 6 vs. South Alabama (4/3/07).