|29 Brad Mincey|
An all-conference candidate ... One of five senior pitchers on a staff that returns 13 hurlers ... Owns a 16-8 career record with 136 strikeouts ... Brings experience to the bullpen after appearing in 69 games (18 starts) over the last three seasons ... An all-conference utility pitcher that will be used as a starter or out of the bullpen ... Very durable arm that has improved his changeup ... Three-pitch guy ... 2010: Appeared in 17 games making six starts ... Posted a 3-1 record with a 5.83 ERA ... Allowed 36 runs (27 earned) in 41.2 innings with 29 strikeouts and 16 walks ... Notched wins against No. 10 South Carolina (2/28), Campbell (4/13) and Houston (5/22) ... Lone lost was against No. 2 Virginia (2/21) where he allowed six runs (all earned) on seven hits in 1.2 innings ... Against the Gamecocks worked a season-high 7.0 innings allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts in second start of the year ... Also started games against West Virginia (2.0 IP), N.C. State (6.0 IP) and UNC Wilmington (2.0 IP) ... Missed a portion of the season with an injury ... Worked into the fifth inning in 4 of 6 starts ... Tossed an inning of relief in 10 of 11 appearances with a season-high 3.2 against Houston (5/22) ... Fanned a season-high five against South Carolina ... Did not allow a run in 7 of 11 relief stints ... Recorded two quality starts (South Carolina and N.C. State) ... In league action made five relief appearances posting a 1-0 record with a 8.22 ERA in 7.2 IP ... Made one appearance in post-season play working a scoreless 1.1 innings against Southern Miss (5/27) allowing three hits ... Seven of 16 inherited runners scored... Fanned two or more batters in 8 of 17 appearances ... Walked one or fewer in 14 of 17 games ... Closed the season without allowing a run in his last five innings of work ... Held opposing hitters to a .225 average with runners on and two-outs ... Posted a sub 3.10 ERA when working the first (3.00), fifth (2.45) and ninth (0.00) innings ... Enjoyed greater success inside Clark-LeClair Stadium (4.75 ERA) than on the road (9.90) ... All three wins were at home ... Appeared in three games (all starts) against nationally-ranked teams posting a 1-1 record with a 4.91 ERA ... Allowed 11 runs (eight earned) in 14.2 innings with 10 strikeouts and seven walks ... 2009: A second-team All C-USA selection as a junior who appeared in 25 games with 10 starts ... Posted a team-best 3.15 ERA on his way to a 10-5 record ... Fanned 71 and walked 22 in 82.2 innings ... Allowed 43 runs (29 earned) on 89 hits ... Tossed first career complete game in the NCAA Greenville Regional against Binghamton, where he allowed nine runs (two earned) on 11 hits with five strikeouts ... Combined on a pair of shutouts against UNC Wilmington (3/25) and N.C. State (4/15) ... Earned C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week honors (Mar. 30) after picking up wins against No. 26 UNC Wilmington (first start) and Marshall ... Tossed 5.1 innings of shutout ball against the Seahawks with four strikeouts and notched a win against the Herd in the resumption game, where he had three scoreless innings with three punch outs ... Notched wins against St. John's, ODU, UNC Asheville, UNC Wilmington, Marshall, N.C. State, UAB, Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis and Binghamton ... Moved to the Sunday starting role on April 12 against Rice for the remainder of the season ... Fanned two or more batters 16 times in a contest ... Recorded a career-best seven strikeouts against Louisiana-Lafayette (5/3) and Tulane (5/22) ... Did not allow a run in 10 relief appearances and one start ... Worked into the fifth inning in nine of 10 starts, reached the sixth inning six times and the seventh or later innings on three occasions ... Walked one or fewer batters 18 times ... Had five relief appearances where he did not surrender a hit ... Started 5 of 9 league games played posting a 3.48 ERA in 31.0 innings of work ... Struck out 25 and walked 10 against C-USA foes ... Ranked among the league leaders (all games) in wins (1st), ERA (2nd), fewest earned runs allowed (4th), fewest walks allowed (7th), IP (8th), strikeouts (t-8th) and opposing BA (9th) ... Owned a 5-1 record with a 3.04 ERA out of the bullpen and a 5-4 record with a 3.21 ERA as a starter ... On a national scale ranked 22nd in wins and 59th in ERA ... Held right-handers to a .257 average and lefties to a .286 clip ... Either led or shared the team lead with a 0.00 ERA when pitching in the second (10.0 IP), third (9.2 IP) and ninth (3.1) frames ... Posted a 2.70 ERA or lower in the first (2.70 ERA/10.0 IP), seventh (2.45 ERA/11.0 IP) and eighth (1.12 ERA/8.0 IP) innings ... Appeared in four post-season games with two starts, where he recorded a 1-1 slate with a 3.71 ERA with 13 strikeouts ... Enjoyed greater success inside Clark-LeClair Stadium (2.67, 7-3 with 49 Ks) than on the road (4.64, 3-1 with 15 Ks) ... Sported a 1.82 ERA under the lights rather than his 3.72 ERA during the day ... 2009 Summer: Played for the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) ... Recorded a 4-0 slate in five games (three starts) ... Sported an impressive 1.49 ERA with 16 strikeouts and six walks in 24.2 innings ... Allowed four runs (all earned) on 26 hits and held opposing batters to a .277 average ... 2008: Appeared in 27 games all out of the bullpen ... Owned a 3-3 record with a 5.30 ERA and one save ... Struck out 36 batters and walked 20 in 56.0 innings of work ... Opposing batters hit .267 (59-for-221) ... Recorded starts against Campbell and UNC Wilmington ... First collegiate win came at VCU after working 7.1 innings in a relief appearance ... Also notched wins against Marshall and Campbell ... Thirteen of 25 appearances out of the bullpen did not allow a run ... Did not allow a hit in eight appearances ... Fanned at least one batter in 17 appearances out of the pen ... Struck out four batters three times ... Lone save came against ODU (4/8) ... Worked at least one inning in 22 of 27 with 10 going for 2-or more frames ... Among the team leaders in games finished (t-2nd/10); games in relief (3rd/25); saves (t-3rd/1) ... Had better success against right-handers (.232) than lefties (.329) ... With runners on second and 2-outs allowed just nine hits in 36 at-bats (.250 avg.) ... Posted an ERA of 2.00 or lower when working the first (0.00), eighth (1.80) and ninth (1.29) frames ... Appeared in three NCAA Regional's games allowing three runs on five hits with three strikeouts in 3.2 innings and posted a 7.36 ERA ... Made one appearance in the C-USA Tournament ... Enjoyed greater success in non-conference games (4.58 ERA, 2-1, 39.1 IP, 22 R, 34 H, 26 K, 14 BB) than league action (6.48 ERA, 1-2, 16.2, 19 R, 25 H, 10 K, 6 BB) ... Sported a 2-0 record when pitching at night and a 1-3 slate during days ... Ranked among the league leaders (all games) in appearances (t-8th/27) ... New Hanover High School: Compiled an 11-6 record on the mound as a sophomore and junior for New Hanover head coach John Thomas (former ECU player) ... Earned three letters in baseball ... As a sophomore pitched 43 innings with a 1.94 ERA, 37 hits, 35 strikeouts and nine walks ... During junior season allowed 44 hits in 73 innings while fanning 92 batters and walking 11 ... Earned Mid Eastern 4A All-Conference honors as a sophomore and junior ... Named Area Player-of-the-Year as a junior by New City ... Named New Hanover County Player-of-the-Year by Wilmington Star-News ... Helped Wildcats to the Mid Eastern conference championship and a No. 9 ranking in the state in 2006 ... Earned three varsity letters ... Member of Post 10 American Legion team under Scott Sandlin ... Posted a 5-1 record on the hill ... Member of Dirtbags travel team under the direction of Andy Partin ... Two-time participant of the N.C. State Games (2005-06) ... Rated by Impact Baseball one of the Top-25 players in North Carolina ... Personal: Full name is Benjamin Bradley Mincey ... Born December 9, 1988 in Wilmington, N.C. ... Son of Ben and Bonnie Mincey ... Has one sibling (Blair) ... Majoring in urban and regional planning ... Three-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall `07, Fall `09 and Spring `10) ... Named to 2007-08 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 9.0 vs. Binghamton (5/30/09); strikeouts: 7 (twice, last vs. Tulane 5/22/09); walks: 5 vs. UNC Wilmington (4/27/10); hits: 11 vs. Binghamton (5/31/09); runs: 9 vs. Binghamton (5/31/09); earned runs: 6 vs. Virginia (2/21/10).