A walk-on right-hander that will compete for innings out of the bullpen ... Great command of three pitches for strikes ... Could be used as a spot starter ... 2008: Made three appearances on the mound ... Worked 1.0 inning of relief in his Pirate debut against Campbell (3/26) where he fanned two, walked one and allowed one hit ... In second appearance of the season, also against Campbell (4/2), allowed one run (unearned) on one hit with two punch outs and one walk ... Made first collegiate start in midweek action against The Citadel (4/16) where he worked 1.1 innings allowing one run (unearned) on four hits with one walk ... On the season worked 3.1 innings, recording four strikeouts, two walks, six hits and two runs (both unearned) where he sported a 0.00 ERA ... Pitt Community College: Played two seasons for the Bulldogs (2005 & 2006) ... As a sophomore posted 4-1 record with a team-best five saves under head coach and former ECU standout and pitching coach Tommy Eason ... Sported a 1.58 ERA in 45.2 innings of work ... Allowed 10 runs (eight earned), 22 hits, struck out 38 and walked 13 in 16 appearances ... During freshman season, appeared in two games with five strikeouts, five walks, three hits and one run ... Posted a 1.42 ERA in 6.1 innings of work ... Personal: Full name is Abel Britton Cole ... Born April 8, 1986 in Greenville, N.C. ... Son of Ernie and Connie Cole ... Has three siblings (Hanie, Benjamin and Autumn) ... Intended major is industrial technology ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll (Spring '08).
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 1.1 vs. The Citadel (4/16/08); strikeouts: 2 (twice, last vs. Campbell 4/2/08).