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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/Apr. 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 career-best three hits at Tulane (Apr. 12) ... Drove in runs against Illinois, Jacksonville (twice) and Southern Miss ... Scored a career-best 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 (Apr. 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 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 current 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) ... Intended major is communications.
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 6 at Tulane (4/12/13); hits: 3 at Tulane (4/12/13); RBI: 1 (4 times, last vs. Southern Miss 5/4/13); home runs: none; stolen bases: 1 vs. Elon (4/23/13).