|34 Kevin Rhodes|
As a Junior in 2005
Made 15 appearances, including four starts on the mound in 2005 ... Posted a 3-1 record with a 4.76 earned run average ... Worked a career-best 45.1 innings, allowing 25 runs while walking 17 and striking out 30 ... Opposing hitters batted .306 against him ... Got first win of the season in a relief appearance against Navy (3/12), tossing two innings of shutout ball with three strikeouts ... Second win came in relief against Southern Miss (4/10) when he fired seven innings (a then career-best), allowing two runs on six hits with five K's ... Held right-handed hitters to a .282 average while lefties hit .355 ... Averaged 5.96 strikeouts per contest ... As a starter, boasts a 1-0 record with a 4.34 ERA ... Recorded five strikeouts in a game four times which established a new career-high (Charlotte 3/26, Southern Miss 4/10, Cincinnati 4/30 and USF 5/7) ... Made starts against Cincinnati (4/30), USF (5/7), UAB (5/14) and Saint Louis (5/20) ... Best outing of the season came in a 3-2 loss to Cincinnati (4/30) when he pitched a career-best 7.2 innings, allowing two runs (one earned), while walking one and striking out five ... Followed that performance up with his third win of the season against USF (5/7), throwing 5.1 innings of work, with two runs (both earned) and five K's ... Experienced action in nine Conference USA games, posting a 2-0 record with a 4.38 ERA ... Ranked second on the team in win-loss percentage (.750) and fourth in strikeouts looking with 11 ... Best pitching month came in April (2.84 ERA, 1-0 with 14 K's in 19 innings of work).
As a Sophomore in 2004
Appeared in 18 games during his second season in the Pirate program, all coming of the bullpen as staff 's resident side-winder ... Among club leaders with a 2.87 earned run average in 37.2 innings of action ... Logged a 5-1 record with two saves (Georgia Southern 2/29, Louisville 4/24) ... Allowed 34 hits, 17 runs, 12 earned runs and only eight walks while fanning 28 ... Surrendered a .245 opponent's batting average (.191 to RH, .340 to LH) ... Notched wins against Charlotte 4/4, Cincinnati 4/17, Louisville 4/25, Saint Louis 5/9 and N.C. State 5/12 ... Was the beneficiary of much offensive support as ECU averaged an amazing 16.8 runs during each one of his victories (84 total runs) ... Tagged with only loss vs. Tulane (3/20) ... Pitched in a pair of post-season battles - facing Houston 5/27 (1.2 scoreless innings) during the Conference USA Tournament and South Carolina 6/13 (one run and three K's in 5.2 innings) during the Super Regional ... In all, turned in a 1.23 ERA in 7.1 innings during post-season play ... Worked in eight C-USA contests and booked a 4-1 record with a 5.71 ERA in 17.1 innings ... One of ECU's top hurlers in non-league play, turning in an 0.44 ERA and 1-0 record in 10 appearances (20.1 innings, one run, five walks and 11 strikeouts) ... Won two of three games and enjoyed a 1.23 ERA in nine games at Harrington Field and was 3-0 with a 5.17 ERA in seven road outings ... Allowed just one earned run in 12.1 innings during night games (0.73) ... Month-bymonth totals include February (0-0, 0.00, two games, 3.0 innings), March (0-0, 1.35, five games, 6.2 innings), April (3-0, 6.75, six games, 12.0 innings), May (2-0, 0.87, four games, 10.1 innings) and June (0-0, 1.59, one game, 5.2 innings) ... Established a new personal best with four strikeouts vs. Saint Louis 5/9 ... Longest effort of season was Super Regional stint vs. Gamecocks (5.2 innings) in Columbia ... Did not issue more than one walk in 17 of 18 appearances and did not allow an earned run in 12 of 18 contests.
As a Freshman in 2003
Made 10 appearances, nine in relief ... Did not figure into a decision but compiled a 3.97 ERA ... Experienced 11.1 innings of work ... Made his first career start against Southern Miss (5/4) ... Tossed a season-high 3.1 innings at N.C. State (4/30) and gave up just one run with two strikeouts ... Struck out a season-best two batters against Delaware (3/1).
At Pender High School
Team MVP and all-conference pick for coach Steve Brooks at Pender High School in 2001 ... Led Patriots to a 15-5 record and conference title as a senior ... Batted .414 with 22 RBI and went 11-of-11 in stolen bases ... On the mound, turned in a 5-2 record with a 1.19 ERA while limiting opposing batters to .131 average ... Struck out 66 while walking only 12 in 41 innings of work ... Set school's single-game strikeout record with 17 ... Also played football and basketball ... Four-year Scholar-Athlete and honor student.
Full name is Kevin Hugh Rhodes ... Born April 15, 1983 in New Hanover, N.C. ... Son of Sidney and Debbie Rhodes ... Has one older sister, Cassie ... Majoring in business administration.