|32 Reid Love|
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Team Co-Captain along with fellow classmate Hunter Allen ... All-Conference candidate that enters senior season as the Pirates top projected starter ... Will also man centerfield on off mound days and could see action as the Pirates designated hitter ... Ranked No. 71 senior prospect by Perfect Game ... 2014: Appeared in 16 games making 13 starts ... Posted a 5-3 record with a 3.02 ERA ... Allowed 35 runs (27 earned) on 73 hits with 40 strikeouts and 20 walks in 80.1 innings ... Weekend starter that moved into the Friday night slot following Jeff Hoffman's season-ending injury ... Tossed three complete games (UMBC, North Carolina, UTSA) on the season ... Threw a pair of complete game shutouts (UMBC, UNC), while combining on another (Marshall) ... Recorded first shutout against UMBC (Mar. 28) allowing six hits, one walk and striking out six in a 6-0 victory ... Earned Conference USA Pitcher-of-the-Week honors (May 5) following complete game shutout at UNC (Apr. 29) where he scattered five hits and struck out a season-high seven batters ... Against Marshall in game two of a doubleheader, tossed 5.1 scoreless frames with five strikeouts and three walks in a 1-0 win ... Did not allow a run in five outings (three starts) ... Held opposing hitters to a .244 composite batting average ... Recorded four quality starts (Tulane, UMBC, UNC, UTSA) ... Fanned three or more batters eight times (four or more on six occasions) ... Made Pirate debut against James Madison (Feb. 15) tossing 1.2 innings of perfect relief ... Got first ECU start at No. 1 Virginia (Feb. 22) working four innings where he allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts, where he suffered his first loss ... First Pirate win was ECU's lone victory in the Marshall series (Mar. 8) ... Also notched wins against UMBC, UNC Wilmington, UNC, UTSA ... Worked a career-high 7.2 innings of relief against UNCW (Apr. 16) surrendering one run (earned) on two hits with three walks and three punch outs ... Allowed one run on three hits in three relief appearances, which spanned 9.2 innings ... Gave up two or less runs in seven of 13 starts ... Worked into the fifth frame nine times ... ECU posted a 10-3 record in his 13 starts ... Ranked among the team leaders in seven pitching categories including games started (t1st), wins (second) and innings pitched (second) ... Appeared in an additional seven games (1/LF, 6/DH) where he batted .152 (5-for-33) with three RBI and three runs scored ... Recorded first hit as a Pirate in season opener against James Madison (Feb. 14) going 1-for-4 ... Picked up another hit against JMU in the series finale and one at No. 1 Virginia ... Scored runs against JMU, UVA and UNC Greensboro ... Drove in a career-high two runs against the Spartans (Mar. 11), while adding another at Charlotte (Mar. 21) ... Stole lone base against UNCG.
St. Johns River State College: Two-year starter for coach Ross Jones ... Teammate of former Pirate Ian Townsend ... Helped the Vikings to a combined 61 wins from 2012-13 and the Mid-Florida Conference title in 2013 ... As a freshman batted .284 (48- for-169) with a home run and 15 RBI ... Added seven doubles and a pair of triples ... Drew four walks and scored 28 runs in 49 games ... Was a perfect 12-for-12 on the base paths ... On the mound, posted an 0-3 record with a 3.32 ERA ... Surrendered 13 runs (seven earned) on 19 hits, while striking out 22 and walking five in 19.0 innings ... Named Honorable Mention All-Mid-Florida Conference ... During sophomore season, helped Vikings to a 38-18 record as a two way standout ... Posted an 8-2 record in 17 appearances (nine starts) ... Sported the third-lowest ERA in the nation (0.86) allowing just nine runs (six earned) in 62.2 innings ... Fanned 47 batters while walking just 10 ... Tossed a complete game one hit shutout against Florida State College Jacksonville (Apr. 10, 2013) where he fanned five and walked on in an 8-0 victory ... Punched out four or more batters on 10 occasions with a season-high six Glen Oaks CC (Mar. 9) and Santa Fe College (Apr. 3) ... Tossed five innings or more in 7 of 9 starts ... Earned Second-Team Florida All State honors as a pitcher ... Picked up Second-Team All-Mid-Florida Conference accolades as an outfielder.
Dunnellon High School: Three-sport athlete that earned eight letters (baseball 4, basketball 3, soccer 1) ... Helped coach Tommy Boss and the Tigers to three consecutive Marion District titles (2009-11) and a four-year record of 88-32 (.733) ... Batted .280 as a sophomore ... Had breakout year as a junior in 2010 batting .310 with a home run and 25 RBI ... Posted a 3-2 record on the bump with a 2.50 on his way to honorable mention all-conference honors ... During senior campaign was named team captain ... As a two-way player, earned first-team all-county and all-conference honors ... Batted .414 with seven homers and 39 RBI ... Sported a 7-2 ledger with a 2.02 ERA ... Honors student all four years graduating with honors.
Personal: Full name is James Reid Love ... Born May 15, 1992 ... Son of Jimmy and Debbie Love ... Has two siblings (Courtney and Lyndsey) ... Majoring in communications ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Fall of 2014.