|2 Garrett Brooks|
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Kruczynski Allows One Run In Eight Innings, Lamm Drives In Career-Best Six Runs
Eric Tyler Hits A Pair Of Home Runs And Collects A School-Record Eight RBI
Junior Batted .667 (4-for-6) During The Pirates Two Regional Games
Named one of three team captains … Expected to be the Opening Day starter in centerfield … Plus defender who has appeared in 158 career games (109 starts) in three years … Boasts a career .987 fielding percentage committing just four errors in 306 chances (295 putouts, seven assists) … 2015: Started 40 of 55 games as a junior in centerfield … Named to the Coral Gables All-Regional Team after batting .667 (4-for-6) and reaching base five times (four singles, hit by pitch) to lead the four-team regional in batting … Closed out regular season earning AAC Hitter-of-the-Week honors (May 18) where he batted .571 (4-for-7) with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored helping the Pirates end the year with a four game win streak heading into AAC Tournament play … Batted a career-high .270 (3 for-126) with three home runs, 14 RBI and 23 runs scored … Swiped a personal best 5 of 7 bases (71.4 percent) to rank third on the team … Belted first career home run against UCF (April 25) … Hammered home runs in consecutive games at Cincinnati (May 14-15) … Stole a career-best two bags at Elon (Mar. 14), while adding additional thefts against UNC Greensboro, Memphis and Connecticut … Scored at least one run in 20 games (multiple runs twice with career-high three at Elon/Mar. 14) … Laced doubles at Connecticut (April 19) and Cincinnati (May 14) … Drew 21 walks while striking out just 17 times on the season … Tallied five total sacrifices (three sac flies) … Recorded seven multi-hit games with a season-high three base knocks against FIU (May 30) in regional action … Tallied a pair of multi-RBI contests (Monmouth, Cincinnati) … Had a career- long nine-game hit streak from March 3-17 where he batted .342 (12-for-35) with four RBI and six runs … Committed one error in 116 chances for a .991 fielding percentage … Recorded four outfield assists (Liberty, UCF, Connecticut and Tulane), which ranked second on the team with Parker Lamm … Drew multiple walks in a game twice and had a free pass in 19 contests … Registered multiple putouts 31 times with a season-high five against Virginia (Feb. 13) and FIU (May 30) … Batted in the leadoff spot seven times where ECU posted a 4-3 record … Also hit in the bottom third of the order (7-9) in 29 games … Batted .244 (22-for-45) in AAC play with three homers, five RBI and nine runs … Started 3 of 4 AAC Tournament games batting .125 (1-for-8) with a pair of runs scored and two RBI … Also credited with an outfield assist vs. Tulane (May 21) … Notched centerfield starts in both games of the Coral Gables Regional.
2014: Appeared in 58 games making 48 starts in centerfield Batted .207 (34-for-164) with four doubles, and eight RBI … Scored 21 runs including a season-high three against Marshall in the league opener … Swiped 6 of 8 base attempts (75 percent), which shared the team lead with Zach Houchins … Recorded five multi-hit games with a season-high three base knocks at Old Dominion (April 13) and at Southern Miss (May 21) during the Conference USA Championships … Had a three-game hit streak to start the season (Feb. 15-18) where he batted .500 (4-for- 8) with a pair of walks and runs scored … Reached base a season-high nine consecutive games (Feb. 15-Mar. 1), while also adding an eight and seven game streak … Drew multiple walks in a contest nine times and had a free pass in 21 games … Led the club with 30 walks while striking out 33 times … Ranked second on the team with seven sac bunts … Committed three errors in 99 chances for a .978 fielding percentage … Recorded a pair of outfield assists (James Madison, Wake Forest) and 131 putouts (fourth on team) … Awarded game ball against James Madison (Feb. 16) after going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored in ECU’s 4-2 win … Stole bases against JMU, UMBC, Rice, UNC Wilmington, Middle Tennessee and High Point … Recorded multiple putouts 41 times with a season-high five at Virginia (Feb. 22) and twice at Southern Miss (May 10, May 21) … Batted in the leadoff spot 13 times helping the Pirates to a 9-4 record … Also hit in the bottom third of the order (7-9) on 34 occasions … Batted just .174 (15-for-84) in league play with three doubles, three RBI and six runs scored … Started all three C-USA Championship games in center batting .300 (3-for-10) … Scored multiple runs four times and at least one run in 16 contests … Laced extra base hits against UMBC, ODU, FIU and Southern Miss … Reached base 35.8 per-cent of the time as the Pirates’ leadoff hitter.
2014 Summer: Once again played for the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plain League … Helped the Pilots to their second-straight Petitt Cup Championship … Batted .248 (40- for-161) with 26 RBI, 34 runs and stole 24 of 32 bases, which ranked seventh in the league.
2013: Started 21 of 45 games during freshman season - all in centerfield … Batted .194 (13-for-67) with four RBI and nine runs scored … Recorded two multi-hit games (Tulane/April 12-13) … Made collegiate debut against No. 25 Virginia in the season opener (Feb. 15) starting in center, where he collected his first hit going 1-for-3 … Scored first collegiate run the following day in second straight start … Collected three hits at Tulane (April 12) … Drove in runs against Illinois, Jacksonville (twice) and Southern Miss … Scored two runs against St. Johns (Mar. 3) in the Pirates’ 7-3 win … Reached base safely in five straight games (Mar. 3-20), which spanned 11 games (five starts) … Swiped lone base against Elon (April 23) in the fifth inning taking third … Was thrown out twice on steal attempts (St. Johns/Mar. 1, Jacksonville/Mar. 15) … Tied for the team lead (among regular starters) with a 1.000 fielding percentage (others: Philip Clark, Ben Fultz) … Recorded 53 putouts and one outfield assist in 54 chances … Turned one double play coming in the eighth inning against Southern Miss in game two of the series where he threw a runner out at the plate … Appeared in a pair of Conference USA Tournament games coming off the bench against Tulane (pinch runner) and Southern Miss (defensive replacement) - did not record an official at bat … Batted .176 (6-for- 34) with an RBI and a run scored in league play … Eight of 13 base knocks came on the road (.222 average) … Batted .206 with all 13 hits coming as a starter … Tied for second on the team with five sac bunts … Tallied six total sacrifices … Had a bases loaded RBI bunt single at Jacksonville (Mar. 15) … Batted .400 (4-for-10) with three RBI with runners on and two outs, which ranked third on the club … Three of 13 base hits came in extra innings for a .783 batting average … Pirates owned a 12-9 record in his 21 starts … Batted twice in the leadoff spot, while also hitting in the eighth (13 times) and ninth (six) positions in the lineup.
2013 Summer: Played for the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plain League, which won the Petitt Cup Championship … Batted .249 (28-for-113) with a double and two triples … Drove in 12 runs and scored 21 … Stole 22 of 30 bases ranking second on the team … Sported a .987 fielding percentage with 74 putouts and four assists … Rated as the 35th-best prospect in the CPL by Perfect Game.
Western Branch High School: Four-year letterwinner and team captain under coach Roland Wright … Batted over .400 for his career with 80 stolen bases … 2011 Perfect Game (PG) Preseason Underclassmen Honorable Mention All American … High school teammate of former Pirate Nick Thompson … Four-time All-Southeastern District selection (2009-12) … Helped the Bruins to four consecutive top three district finishes (2009-12) including the district title as a freshman with a record of 19-6 … As a rookie, he batted .419 with 16 stolen bases on his way to second-team all-district honors … During sophomore season guided the Bruins to a 21-6 record, which included the regional crown and a second place finish in the state playoffs … Batted .421 with 21 steals earning 2010 First Team All-East Region, First-Team All-Tidewater and honorable mention all-state honors … To go along with his second-straight all-district honor, was named Second Team All-East Region as a junior helping the Bruins to a third place district finish with a 17-5 overall record … In 2011 batted .425 with 19 stolen bases earning his third-straight all district accolade … Garnered 2012 preseason Honorable Mention All-America accolades from VirginiaPrep.com … As a senior boasted an impressive .469 average with 24 stolen bases on his way to all-state and all-district accolades … Helped the Bruins to a 19-3 record … Participated in the 2012 VHSCA All-Star game alongside former Pirate Luke Lowery where he turned a double-play from the outfield, recorded one hit, walked, hit by a pitch, scored twice and stole one base in the East’s 13-6 victory … Named 2012 Atlantic Region Honorable Mention by Perfect Game … Rated as the 25th-best player in Virginia, 86th-best outfield prospect (nationally) and No. 500 overall nationally by Perfect Game at the close of his senior season … Listed as the Best Defensive Outfielder in the Atlantic Region by Perfect Game … Also earned three varsity letters as a member of the Bruins football team where he was a First-Team All Southeastern District selection as a corner back and punt returner in 2010 … Played travel ball for the Tidewater Orioles under Lee Banks and the Bayside Yankees for Mark Cuseta … Has participated in several showcase events including the 2011 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.), 2011 East Coast Professional Showcase (Lakeland, Fla.) and the 2011 PG WWBA 2012 Grads/17U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.) … Named to the 2011 Virginia Preps 3A All Underclass Team … Three-time honor roll student … Scholar athlete that graduated with a 3.30 GPA.
Personal: Full name is Garrett Lee Brooks … Born July 26, 1993 … Son of George and Karen Brooks … Has one sibling (Rachel) … Majoring in communications with a concentration in media studies … Two-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll (Spring 2014, Fall 2015).