|35 Kevin Brandt|
Southpaw Allowed One Hit With A Strikeout
Williams Notches Nation-Best 10th Win, Houchins Goes 4-for-4
Right-Hander Is First Freshman To Garner Honors Since 2009
Coach Returns For Third Season At ECU
Two 2012-13 Commitments Also Taken On Day Three
All-America candidate ... Named Preseason First-Team All Conference USA by league coaches (2012) and by College Sports Madness ... Lone starter returning from 2011 weekend rotation ... One of four left-handers on the staff ... Expected to return to the weekend rotation as the No. 1 or No. 2 starter ... Four-pitch guy that will pound the strike zone ... Very durable and tough mentally ... Fields his position well ... 2011: Earned Second-Team All-Conference USA honors after going 7-3 with a 2.26 ERA ... Also picked up All C-USA honors from College Baseball Daily (First-Team) and SEBaseball.com (Second-Team) ... Started 11 of 19 games ... Allowed 33 runs (23 earned) on 78 hits with 63 strikeouts and 27 walks in 91.2 innings ... Combined on three shutouts (Elon, Rutgers and YSU) ... Tossed second career complete game against No. 21 Rice (Apr. 10) ... Earned C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week and College Baseball Foundation National All-Star Team honors (Mar. 21) after appearing in a pair of games where he struck out 18 in 12.2 innings surrendering one run (unearned) on five hits ... Against Elon (Mar. 15) worked 5.2 innings of relief with six strikeouts and one run in a 4-3 extra inning victory ... In his next outing against Rutgers (Mar. 20) struck out a career-best 12 batters in 7.0 shutout innings where he faced one over the minimum (22 batters) ... Fanned at least one hitter in all seven innings and had two punch outs in four of seven frames ... Third on the team with five quality starts ... Ranked 54th nationally with a 2.26 ERA ... ECU posted an 8-3 record during his 11 starts ... Boasted an 0.82 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 22.0 innings in relief ... Picked off a team and C-USA best nine runners ... Turned lone double play at Campbell (Mar. 8) ... Posted a sub 1.70 ERA when working the first (0.82), third (1.50), fourth (1.46), seventh (1.69), eighth (0.00) and 10th or later (0.00) innings ... Ranked among the league leaders (all games) in ERA (third), earned runs (fourth), innings pitched (seventh), wins (t-7th) and opposing batting average (eighth) ... Appeared in a pair of post-season games posting a 1-0 record with 2.16 ERA ... Allowed four runs (two earned) on nine hits with six strikeouts and four walks ... Started seven games in league play going 2-3 with a 3.54 ERA with 24 strikeouts, 15 walks in 48.1 innings ... Worked into the sixth inning nine times and seventh or later in six outings ... Fanned five or more batters six times ... Did not allow a run in six appearances ... 2011 Summer: Played alongside battery mate Zach Wright for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Code Baseball League (CCBL) ... Appeared in eight games (seven starts) posting a 1-2 ledger ... Allowed 21 runs (17 earned) on 45 hits ... Struck out 30 and walked six in 36.1 innings posting a 4.21 ERA ... Made one appearance in post-season play ... During regular season play sported a 3.24 ERA ... Fanned five or more batters three times with a season-high seven against Orleans Firebirds.
2010: Started 13 of 19 games posting a 3-7 record ... Allowed 55 runs (44 earned) on 73 hits in 76.0 innings with a 5.21 ERA ... Fanned 69 while walking 33 ... Tossed first career complete game against Memphis (Apr. 11) with a career-best 11 strikeouts earning him C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week honors ... Against the Tigers he allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits with no walks ... Retired 19 of the last 20 batters he faced and from the third inning on fanned seven and retired the side in five-straight frames ... Three-time ECU Player-of-the-Game following wins against No. 2 Virginia, N.C. Central and Memphis ... Recorded seven quality starts, which tied Zach Woods for second-most on the pitching staff ... In his first start of the season picked up the win against No. 2 Virginia (Feb. 20) allowing one run on five hits with four strikeouts and three walks in 6.2 innings ... Worked into the sixth inning eight times and seventh five times ... Did not allow run in 4 of 6 relief outings ... Fanned two or more batters 10 times ... Longest relief stint was 3.0 innings against Houston (May 22) ... Suffered losses against Pepperdine, Monmouth, UNC Wilmington, Tulane, Rice, Marshall and UCF ... Made 10 appearances (seven starts) in league play with a 6.99 ERA, 31 strikeouts and 18 walks ... Did not allow an inherited runner to score (0-for-7) ... Made one appearance in post-season play tossing a scoreless inning of relief against Memphis (5/28) ... Against nationally-ranked opponents, tallied a 1-1 record with a 4.96 ERA and 10 strikeouts ... 2010 Summer: Returned for his second tour of duty for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Posted a 1-4 record in six appearances (five starts) with a 3.62 ERA, 25 strikeouts and six walks in 32.1 innings.
2009: Named Freshman All-America by Louisville Slugger and Ping!Baseball (Third Team) ... Also picked up Conference USA All-Freshman Team and NCAA Greenville Regional All Tournament honors ... Appeared in 28 games logging six starts and posting a 9-2 record ... Finished rookie campaign with a 3.64 ERA and 72 strikeouts, while walking just 24 batters in 81.2 innings ... Named C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week and to the College Baseball Foundation National All- Star Lineup after leading the Pirates to a 4-0 shutout win over then No. 1 North Carolina inside Clark-LeClair Stadium (Apr. 22), where he worked 8.1 innings and fanned a then career-best 10 batters ... From Apr. 12 to May 10 did not allow a run, a span of 23.2 scoreless innings where he fanned 18, walked nine and surrendered 14 hits ... In first collegiate outing, worked 6.1 scoreless innings against No. 11 Oklahoma State where he struck out seven and walked one in a relief role picking up his first collegiate win, 14-7 ... Followed that with a three-inning relief appearance against Le Moyne for his second win ... Picked up two more victories in back-to back relief outings (UCLA/5.0 IP and UCF/5.1 IP) ... Also notched wins against N.C. State, Houston, UCF (C-USA Tournament) and South Carolina ... Against in-state rivals UNC Wilmington, N.C. State and North Carolina, allowed just two runs (both earned) on 11 hits with 21 strikeouts in 19.1 innings ... Ranked second on the team with nine victories ... Worked into the fifth inning four times as a starter ... Longest relief stint was 6.1 innings twice (Oklahoma State, Houston) ... Combined on a team-best three shutouts (UNCW, N.C. State and North Carolina) ... Did not allow a run in 15 of 28 appearances, including a pair of starts ... Six of 22 bullpen appearances were 3.0 innings or longer ... Fanned two or more hitters in a game 16 times and four or more 10 times ... Did not issue a walk in 12 appearances ... Suffered losses against Marshall and North Carolina ... With ECU's season on the brink in the NCAA Greenville Regional, took the mound against South Carolina (May 31) in an elimination game working 8.1 innings, allowing four runs (all earned) on nine hits with four strikeouts in the Pirates 8-6 win ... Made 12 appearances (two starts) in league play posting a 5.34 ERA with 26 strikeouts and seven walks ... Ranked among the league leaders (all games) in runners picked off (t-1st), wins (2nd), ERA (4th), opposing BA (4th), Ks looking (5th), appearances (t-7th) and IP (9th) ... Appeared in four post-season games (two starts) with a 2-1 record ... Did not allow a run when working the first inning of a start ... Posted a 1.59 ERA in the sixth inning (11.1 IP) ... Against nationally-ranked opponents, led the squad with a 2.12 ERA, a 3-1 record and 34 strikeouts ... 2009 Summer: Played in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) for the Hyannis Mets alongside fellow Pirates Dustin Harrington and Trent Whitehead, where he posted a 1-2 record in 11 games (six starts) ... Allowed 19 runs (17 earned) on 35 hits in 39.0 innings ... Struck out 32 and walked 21 (two intentional) with a 3.92 ERA ... Opposing batters hit .247 against him.
Fuquay Varina High School: Two-time all conference selection for head coach Milton Senter at Fuquay Varina ... Helped the Bengals to a 23-3 overall record as a senior ... Earned five letters (baseball/3, football/2) ... Named 4-A Player of-the-Year as a senior by the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association ... Also named Tri-8 Conference Player-of-the-Year after posting a 4-2 overall record on the mound with 87 strikeouts and a 1.21 ERA ... At the plate, set three single-season team records with 48 hits, 40 RBIs and a .533 batting average ... Guided the Bengals to the Tri-8 Conference title as a sophomore ... Member of the Tri-8 Conference All-Academic Team ... Listed as the 28th best prospect by Impact Baseball ... Played fall baseball for the Carolina Cubs under coach Ricky Keith ... Personal: Full name is Kevin Clark Brandt ... Born November 24, 1989 in Raleigh, N.C. ... Son of Dennis and Ellen Brandt ... Majoring in recreation and park management.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 9.0 (twice, last vs. Rice 4/10/11); strikeouts: 12 vs. Rutgers(3/20/11); walks: 5 vs. Southern Miss (5/9/10); hits: 9 vs. South Carolina (5/31/09); runs: 8 vs. Tulane (4/2/10); earned runs: 7 vs. UAB-2 (4/4/09).