|32 Reid Love|
Senior Picks Up Third-Team All-America From Baseball America
Senior Earned First-Team All-American Honors As A Pitcher And Utility Player
Hunter Allen Named Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Kruczynski And Ingle Combine For 10 Strikeouts, Love Drives In Two Runs
Senior Owns And 7-3 Record On The Mound While Batting .294 At The Plate
2015: One of 10 semi-finalist for the John Olerud Two-Way Player-of-the-Year Award … First-Team All-American Conference selection as a pitcher and utility player, the latter a unanimous selection … Senior Co-Captain … Earned American Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team honors (utility) after batting .286 (4-for-14) with a pair of RBI and runs scored … On the mound, allowed three runs (all earned) on nine hits with a season-high nine strikeouts in 8.0 innings against UCF … Only player in the AAC to earn Pitcher (April 6) and Player-of-the-Week (April 27) honors … Also earned AAC Honor Roll accolades on April 20th … On the mound posted a 7-4 record with four saves in 22 appearances (11 starts) … Struck out 82 while walking just 12 in 96.0 innings … Allowed 32 runs (30 earned) … Ranked 14th nationally in strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.83) and 15th in walks per nine innings (1.13) – both leading the AAC … Recorded eight quality starts (6.0 IP and 3 or less ERs) ranking second with Jacob Wolf on the team trailing only Evan Kruczynski (10) … Tossed a pair of complete games (Tulane and Connecticut) … Notched his third career shutout against the Green Wave (April 2) allowing four hits with six strikeouts … Fanned a season-high nine batters on two occasions (both vs. UCF) … Worked into the seventh inning in 9 of 11 starts … Recorded four or more strikeouts 11 times … Allowed three or less earned runs in 10 of 11 starts … Did not surrender a walk in 12 of 22 games … Picked up wins against Monmouth, Elon, Tulane, UCF (twice), Connecticut and No. 21 Houston … Notched saves against Albany (twice), Princeton and Campbell … As a reliever allowed one or less earned run in 10 of 11 contests (two or less hits nine times) … Ranked among the league leaders (all games) in fly ball outs (8th/86), innings (eighth), strikeouts (eighth), saves (t8th), ERA (10th), ground ball outs (10th/104) … At the plate batted .287 (51-for-178) with three home runs, 20 RBI and 25 runs scored ... Tallied 14 multi-hit and six multi-RBI games ... Recorded career-high eight-game hit streak from Mar. 28-April 10 ... Belted home runs vs. Monmouth, Memphis and Tulane ... Registered 10 extra base hits … Had career game offensively at Elon (Mar. 15) going 5-for-7 with two doubles, four RBI and three runs … Tallied seven total sacrifices (1/SF, 6/SH) to rank fifth on the team with Hunter Allen … Led the club with a .342 average in league play, which ranked third in the AAC … Registered at least one hit in 31 of 50 contests (2-hit 12, 4-hit 1, 5-hit 1) … Reached base safely in 37 of 50 games … Scored at least one run in 20 games (multiple four times) … Had streaks of six and five games with at least one run scored … When hitting in the top third of the lineup, ECU posted a 29-13 record … Played 13 games in CF, 10 in RF and 23 as the DH … Tied for the team lead with six game-winning RBI alongside of Travis Watkins … Had GW RBI against Monmouth, Memphis, UCF, Connecticut, Elon and Tulane … Committed one error in 45 chances for a .978 fielding percentage … Recorded 29 putouts with 15 assists.
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.
Career Notes: First-Team All-American Athletic Conference selection (2015) … AAC All-Tournament selection (2015) … Two-year starter on the mound (2014-15) … Recorded 15 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games … Posted six game-winning RBI – all as a senior … Earned three career conference weekly honors (pitcher twice, player once) … Two-time ECU Director of Athletic Honor Roll recipient (Fall 2014, Spring 2015) … Transferred in from St. Johns River State College.
Career Hitting Numbers at ECU: .265 (56-for-211), 64 games (53 starts), 3 HRs, 28 Rs, 23 RBI (6 GW), 6 2Bs, 1 3B, 14 BBs, 8 HBPs, 4-8 SBs, 10 XBHs.
CAREER BATTING HIGHS – at-bats: 7 at Elon (3/15/15); runs: 3 at Elon (3/15/15); hits: 5 at Elon (3/15/15); RBI: 4 at Elon (3/15/15); home runs: 1 (3x – last vs. Tulane 4/3/15); stolen bases: 1 (4x - last vs. Houston 5/24/15).
Career Pitching Numbers at ECU: 12-7, 4 SVs, 2.91 ERA, 176.1 IP, 38 games, 167 Hs, 67 Rs, 57 ERs, 32 BBs, 122 Ks, 5 CGs (3 SHOs).
CAREER PITCHING HIGHS – innings pitched: 9.0 (4x - last vs. Connecticut 5/2/15); strikeouts: 9 (2x- last vs. UCF 5/20/15); walks: 4 vs. Pittsburgh (3/1/14); hits: 11 at Cincinnati (5/14/15); runs: 6 at Southern Miss (5/21/14); earned runs: 6 at Southern Miss (5/21/14).