|2 Garrett Brooks|
Junior Batted .667 (4-for-6) During The Pirates Two Regional Games
Kruczynski And Ingle Combine For 10 Strikeouts, Love Drives In Two Runs
Ingle Named AAC Honor Roll
Pirate Centerfielder Ranks Third In The CPL With 17 Stolen Bases
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).