Junior Is ECU's First All-American Since 2009
Eight Pirates Collect Hits With Four Posting Two-Hit Games
Houchins Drives In Three, Lowery Collects Three Hits
Houchins And Reynolds Record Three Hits Each
McDonald And Reynolds Named First-Team
An all-america candidate ... John Olerud Two-Way Player-of-the-Year Watch List and NCBWA Stopper-of-the-Year Watch List candidate ... Preseason First-Team All Conference USA selection by league coaches ... Garnered preseason Second-Team All C-USA honors by College Sports Madness ... Pirates closer entering junior season that recorded 10 saves a year ago ... Left-handed bat that could hit in the top third of the order ... Will contend for the starting spot at first base as well as the designated hitter ... Team leader with great defensive instincts ... 2012: Two-way player that took home Second-Team All C-USA honors as a sophomore ... Started 49 of 54 games (1/LF, 48/DH) batting .330 (69-for 209) with three home runs, eight doubles and 24 RBI ... Scored 31 runs and was hit six times ... Finalist for John Olerud Two-Way Player-of-the-Year Award ... Named Williams Jungle Offensive MVP ... Named C-USA and College Sports Madness Hitter-of-the Week (Mar. 12) helping the Pirates claim the DRASH Alabama Classic ... During the three-day event batted a team-best .636 (7-for-11) with a home run, two runs scored and three multi-hit games ... Against Alabama (Mar. 9) roped a pair of singles ... Followed that with three hits, going 3-for-4 with a run scored - the game-winner in the sixth inning against Oral Roberts (Mar. 10) ... Closed out the event picking up his third multi-hit game of the series (2-for-3) where he belted his first career home run to lead off the eighth inning against No. 16 Louisville (Mar. 11) ... Belted second collegiate home run against UAB (Mar. 31), a three-run shot ... Final homer of the season came in the Chapel Hill Regional against Cornell (June 2) in the third inning ... Ranked third on the team with 21 multi-hit games ... Recorded four multi-RBI contests ... Posted the second-longest hit streak of the season (11 games) ... During the streak (Mar. 24-Apr. 7) batted .333 (16-for-48) with a home run, two doubles, seven RBI and 12 runs scored ... Also added a nine-game hit streak from Mar. 9 to Mar. 21 ... Closed out the season on a three-game hit streak - all at the NCAA Regional ... Reached base safely in 11-straight contests ... Credited with game winning RBI against William & Mary (Apr. 22) with a single in the sixth frame ... ECU posted a 30-18 record during his starts ... Batted second in the lineup in 33 games ... Also spent time hitting from the fourth to eighth spots ... Made 21 appearances on the mound leading the team with 10 saves, which also ranked fourth in Conference USA ... Ranked 45th nationally in saves ... Posted a 3-0 record with a 3.00 ERA ... Allowed 14 runs (nine earned) on 22 hits in 27.0 innings ... Struck out 20 while walking 12 ... Held opposing hitters to a .229 composite average ... Earned saves in his first three outings of the season (Milwaukee/2, Western Carolina/1) ... Combined on a pair of shutouts (Milwaukee/Feb. 17, Stony Brook/ Mar. 2) ... Also notched saves against Stony Brook (twice), Penn State, NC State, Rice, Tulane and Marshall ... Worked a career-high 4.0 innings with a career-best six strikeouts against UAB (Apr. 1) ... Tossed at least one inning of relief in 17 of 21 appearances ... Did not allow a run in 13 outings and held opponents to one or less hits in 17 contests ... Recorded multiple strikeouts four times ... Ranked among the league leaders in games finished (19/t5th) and batting average (10th) ... Batted .500 (2-for-4) as a pinch hitter ... Tied for third on the team with seven sacrifices (two for base hits) ... Led the club with a .417 (15-for-36) average when leading off an inning ... Batted .400 or higher in the second (.412), sixth (.467) and eighth (.533) innings ... Sported a .357 (5-for-14) average at the Chapel Hill Regional tying Timothy Younger for the second-best team average ... Tossed 2.2 scoreless innings against North Carolina (June 3) with two walks and a strikeout in the Chapel Hill Regional ... Collected three hits in the C-USA Tournament batting .333 with a run scored ... Batted just .279 in league play and sported a 3.72 ERA on the mound with three saves ... Tied for the team lead with a .306 (15-for-49) average against nationally ranked teams ... On the bump appeared in five games collecting a pair of saves against nationally-ranked opponents.
2011: Appeared in 29 games making 12 starts (4/2B, 8/3B) during true freshman season ... Batted .200 (10-for-50) with one RBI and four runs ... Made collegiate debut in the season opener against Youngstown State (Feb. 18) starting at third base ... Collected first collegiate hit during first at-bat singling through the right side ... Finished the game going 2-for-5 with a run scored ... Started first four games of the year at the hot corner ... Recorded a pair of multi-hit games on the season (YSU/Feb. 18, Delaware State/May 13) ... Drew a career-best three walks against No. 21 Rice ... Made two appearances on the mound against Marshall (May 6) and Delaware State (May 15) ... Allowed one run (earned) on one hit in one inning of work in his mound debut ... Committed eight errors in 45 chances posting a .822 fielding percentage ... Turned two double plays and recorded 26 assists and 11 putouts ... Hit primarily in the bottom third of the order ... Batted .400 (6-for-15) as a non-starter ... Six of 10 base hits came with the bases empty ... Batted .375 or better when hitting in the second (.500), seventh (.500) and ninth innings (.375) ... Appeared in a pair games in the Charlottesville Regional ... Started three games in league play where he batted .214 (3-for-14) ... 2011 Summer: Two way player for his father Bobby Reynolds and American Legion Cherryville Post 100 ... Helped Cherryville to the N.C. State Championship and a fourth place finish in the Southeast Regionals ... Batted .445 during the summer and posted a perfect 9-0 record on the mound.
East Rutherford High School: Three-year letterwinner and starter for head coach Bobby Reynolds ... Three-time all-conference and all-county selection for the Cavaliers ... As a sophomore batted .375 with a home run, 22 RBI, 24 runs, seven doubles and three triples helping the Cavaliers to the N.C. 2A State Championship (runner-up) ... During junior campaign hit an impressive .420 with a pair of homers, 26 RBI, 28 runs, 10 doubles and two triples ... Earned 2A All-State honors as a junior and senior ... Named team MVP (junior and senior) and was selected to the All-Easter tournament squad ... As a senior batted .519 with five home runs leading the Cavaliers to the 2A State Championship where he was named MVP ... Named 2A Conference Player-of-the-Year as a junior and senior ... Won 2A Conference championship during senior year ... Two-time team captain (junior and senior) ... Regional player-of-the-year selection ... Ranked No. 24 in Impact Baseball's Top-50 North Carolina 2010 prospects ... Participated in the 2008 World Wood Bat Association Championships ... Played three years for Post 100 where they won three consecutive N.C. Area IV American Legion titles ... Named 2010 N.C. Area IV Player-of-the-Year after batting .375 with six home runs and 39 RBI while going 6-1 with four saves on the mound ... National Honors Society member.
Personal: Full name is Drew Weston Reynolds ... Born April 25, 1992 in Gastonia, N.C. ... Son of Bobby and Susan Reynolds ... Majoring in physical education ... Five-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall `10 to present) ... Two-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal Winner (2011-12) ... Named to C-USA All Academic Team in 2012.
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 6 (twice, last vs. Cornell 6/2/12); hits: 4 vs. Marshall (5/6/12); RBI: 4 vs. UAB (3/31/12); home runs: 1 (three times, last vs. Cornell 6/2/12); stolen bases: none.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 4.0 vs. UAB (4/1/12); strikeouts: 6 vs. UAB (4/1/12); walks: 4 at VCU (5/19/12); hits: 3 (three times, last at VCU 5/189/12); runs: 4 at UCF (3/25/12); earned runs: 3 at UCF (3/25/12).