Will be used primarily out of the bull-pen ... Penciled in as possible set-up man to Bailey Daniels ... Could see action in the closer's role ... 2007: Made 21 appearances coming out of the bullpen ... Posted a 2-0 record with one save and a 1.77 ERA in 20.1 innings pitched ... Did not allow a run in 18-of-21 outings ... Had at least 11 outings where he worked at least one inning of relief ... Pitched a career-long three innings of relief against Memphis (3/23) allowing two hits, one run with five strikeouts ... Picked up wins against Western Carolina (3/4) and Memphis (3/23) ... Lone save came at Tulane (4/1) after working 2/3 of an inning of no-hit ball ... Sported a 0.00 ERA in his first 13 outings ... Fanned at least one batter in 13 appearances and two or more in four outings ... Opposing batters hit .164 against him with right-handed batters hitting .127 (7-for-55) while lefties batted .278 (5-for-18) ... Made six appearances in conference play working 8 1/3 innings allowing four runs (all earned) on six hits with nine strikeouts ... Outside of league play, appeared in 15 contests with a 0.00 ERA allowing no runs, six hits and 11 strikeouts in 12 innings of work ... Posted a 0.00 ERA on the road in five appearances, while boasting a 2.16 ERA at Clark-LeClair Stadium in 15 games ... Best month of the season was in February (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 saves in five games) ... With runners on base, opposing hitters batted .167 (6-for-36) to lead the team ... When appearing in the fifth, seventh and ninth innings notched a 0.00 ERA ... Missed action from April 14 to May 31 with a sore elbow ... Made last appearance of the season against Western Carolina (6/1) in the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional pitching to one batter ... Junior College: Played for former East Carolina catcher and pitching coach Tommy Eason at Pitt Community College ... Posted a 7-0 record with one save ... Recorded 52 strikeouts in 33.1 innings with a 1.67 earned run average ... Played summer ball for the Harrisonburg Turks of the Valley Baseball League ... Appeared in 14 games as a reliever ... Posted a 1-1 record with three saves and a 4.01 ERA ... Recorded 26 strikeouts in 24.2 innings of work allowing 13 runs (11 earned) on 19 hits ... Opposing hitters batted .211 against him ... 2005: Redshirted at UNC Charlotte ... 2004: Pitched at UNC Charlotte ... Made six appearances ... Earned his only save at No. 11 Clemson, closing out a 5-4 win by retiring the final two batters ... Struck out a season-high two batters in a 6-3 win over Le Moyne (3/7) ... Worked a season-high 1.1 innings against Siena (2/22) and Le Moyne (3/7) ... High School: Earned five letters (3-baseball and 2-football) at Eastern Wayne ... Named team-captain as a senior ... Took home the Best Pitcher Award ... Named all tournament team at the Hot Stove Easter Tournament ... Three-time all-conference selection (sophomore, junior and senior) ... Two-time all-region selection (junior and senior) ... Received all area honors as a senior ... Posted a 2.13 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 58.1 innings as a senior ... Member of the 2002 Wayne County American Legion team that finished as state runner-up with a 46-6 record ... Member of a Babe Ruth team that won two state titles ...Played in the Babe Ruth World Series ... Personal: Full name is Brett Taylor Butts ... Born August 24, 1985 in Goldsboro, N.C. ... Son of Tim and Jan Butts ... Has one sibling (Justin) ... Majoring in communications ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in the Fall of 2007.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 3.0 vs. Memphis (3/23/07); strikeouts: 5 vs. Memphis (3/23/07).