An all-conference candidate that returns to the closers role for the third-straight season ... Ranks second all time at ECU with 20 saves, three shy of the school record ... Tied for 10th all-time in saves in C-USA ... Three-pitch guy that brings a wealth of experience appearing in 88 games in three seasons out of the bullpen ... 2010: Named to the NCBWA Stopper Watch List ... Appeared in 28 games as the Pirates closer ... Posted a 2-5 record with a 4.39 ERA ... Recorded nine saves, tying his career-high mark (2009), ranking fourth all-time on ECU's single-season charts ... Struck out 44, walked 25 and allowed 22 runs (20 earned) on 39 hits in 41.0 innings ... Held opposing hitters to a .252 average (39-for-155) ... Recorded saves against No. 10 South Carolina, Illinois, Western Carolina, Pepperdine, Gardner-Webb, High Point, Campbell, UNCW and UCF ... Ranked 45th nationally in saves ... Struck out at least one batter in 22 appearances and two or more in 16 games ... Season-best three punch outs six times ... Worked at least one inning of full relief on 21 occasions and multiple frames six times ... Did not allow a hit in seven outings and held opponents scoreless in 15 games ... Recorded wins against No. 10 South Carolina (2/27) and UAB (4/18) ... Appeared in nine C-USA games where he allowed 15 runs (14 earned) in 21.0 innings with 16 strikeouts, 10 walks and one save ... Ranked among league leaders (all games) in saves (t-2nd/9), games finished (3rd/23), games in relief (4th/28) and appearances (t-4th/28) ... Fifth on the team in strikeouts (45) ... Eleven of 27 inherited runners scored ... Allowed single-digit hits when the bases were loaded (5) and when facing the leadoff hitter (6) ... Held right-handed batters to a .243 average and lefties to .269 ... When working the third (1.0 IP), fourth (1.0 IP), fifth (1.0 IP) and tenth (3.0 IP) innings did not allow a run ... Surrendered one run (unearned) in the sixth frame (1.0 IP) ... Appeared in one post-season game suffering the loss against Memphis (5/28) in the C-USA Tournament ... Sported a team-best 3.65 ERA in road games oppose to a 4.55 ERA inside Clark-LeClair Stadium ... Made five appearances against nationally-ranked teams boasting a team-best 1.93 ERA ... Recorded a 1-1 record with six strikeouts, three walks and allowed one run (earned) on three hits in 4.2 innings ... 2010 Summer: Played for the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) ... Named East Division All-Star and second-team All-NEBCL ... Threw a scoreless ninth inning in the 10-0 victory for the East squad during the mid-summer classic ...Recorded 10 saves, which ranked second in the league, while allowing only 12 hits in 28.2 innings ... Struck out 47 batters while walking just six and helped the Gulls to the regular season East Division crown ... 2009: Appeared in 33 games all as the Pirates closer ... Posted a 3-1 record with a 3.69 ERA ... Recorded nine saves, which is tied for fourth on the school's all-time single-season charts ... Struck out 50, walked 20 and allowed 19 runs (16 earned) on 36 hits in 39.0 innings ... Held opposing hitters to a .243 average (36-for-148) ... Recorded saves against Indiana, UNC Asheville, Marshall, UAB (twice), Tulane, Southern Miss, Louisiana Lafayette and UCF ... Struck out at least one batter in 25 appearances and two or more in 15 games ... Career-best six punch outs against South Carolina in the Greenville Regional Championship ... Worked at least one inning of full relief on 24 occasions and multiple frames nine times with a season-best 3.1 IP against Tulane and South Carolina ... Did not allow a hit in 15 outings and held opponents scoreless in 23 games ... Notched wins against Campbell, Elon and Memphis ... Combined on shutout against N.C. State (4/15) ... Finished 26 games ... Appeared in 13 C-USA contests where he allowed six runs (all earned) in 15.2 innings with 16 strikeouts, seven walks and five saves ... Led all C-USA relievers (all games) in games finished, appearances and games in relief ... Fifth on the team in strikeouts (50) ... Allowed single digit hits when the bases were loaded (4), facing the leadoff batter (5), runners in scoring position with 2-outs (5) and runners on with 2-outs (6) ... Held right-handed batters to a .208 average and lefties to .319 ... Surrendered one run when working the six and seventh innings ... Appeared in five post-season games with one save (UCF), where he worked 7.0 innings allowing six runs on 15 hits with seven strikeouts and three walks ... Enjoyed greater success on the road (2.15 ERA, 1-0, 4 saves, 19 K's) than inside Clark-LeClair Stadium (5.31 ERA, 2-1, 3 saves, 29 K's) ... 2009 Summer: Played in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) for Yarmouth-Dennis ... Posted a 2-1 record in 13 games with a 5.79 ERA ... Allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on 12 hits in 14.0 innings of work ... Fanned 18 and walked 10 (two intentional) ... Tied for third on the team in games finished (4) ... Held opposing hitters to a .240 (12-of-50) batting average ... 2008: Appeared in 27 games, all out of the pen ... Ranked second on the team in appearances ... Posted a 2-0 record with two saves ... Fanned 43 while walking just 17 in 34.0 innings of work with a 4.76 ERA ... First collegiate win came against Quinnipiac (3/13) after working 1.2 innings with two punch outs ... Also picked up a win against The Citadel (4/16) tossing one inning of relief with two strikeouts and a walk ... Notched saves against Campbell (4/23) and No. 26 UNC Wilmington (5/13) ... Worked at least one inning in 17 games with a career-high 3.2 innings against Tulane (5/10) ... Did not allow a hit in 10 outings and held opponents scoreless in 15 games ... Struck out at least one batter in 20 appearances and two or more in 14 games ... Fanned a then career high five batters against Campbell (4/23) ... Made collegiate debut against No. 2 South Carolina (2/23) working two innings of relief, allowing two runs on one hit with two strikeouts and three walks ... Appeared in 10 C-USA games where he allowed 10 runs in 14.0 innings with 15 strikeouts and six walks ... Ranked among the league leaders (all games) in appearances (t-8th) ... Opposing batters hit .254 (33-for-130) against him ... Shared the team lead in saves with Josh Ruhlman ... Fifth on the team in strikeouts (43) ... Finished 10 games for the Pirates ranking second on the squad ... Allowed single-digit hits when the bases were loaded (2), against the leadoff batter (4), with runners in scoring position and 2-outs (4) and with runners on and 2-outs (9) ... Did not allow a run when working the fifth and 10th or later innings ... Posted a 1.04 ERA in the seventh frame ... Made one appearance in the Conway Regional working 1.1 innings allowing four runs on three hits with a strikeout ... Worked a scoreless inning of relief in two appearances against Houston ... Preferred to pitch at Clark-LeClair Stadium (3.94 ERA, 2-0, 1 save, 23 K's, 8 BB) oppose to on the road (5.74 ERA, 0-0, 1 save, 18 K's, 5 BB) ... Calvary Baptist High School: Earned three letters at Calvary Baptist under head coach Korey Smith ... Helped the Cougars to a three-year overall record of 68-21 including three 2A Conference Championships and a pair of state championships (junior and senior) ... Fanned 420 batters in three seasons ... Over a three-year stretch, posted a 24-6 record on the hill ... Was a three-time TAC All-Conference and NCISAA All-State selection ... Named TAC Conference Player-of-the-Year as a sophomore and senior ... Earned NCISAA All-State Player-of-the- Year honors as a senior ... Struck out a high school record 190 batters as a senior ... Member of the N.C. State Games that won the Gold Medal from the Region 5 during summer of junior year ... Also lettered three years in basketball ... Personal: Full name is Seth Tyler Simmons ... Born June 14, 1988 in Winston Salem, N.C. ... Son of Randy and Suzanne Simmons ... Has two siblings (Sam and Ryan) ... Majoring in finance.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 5.2 vs. Southern Miss (5/9/10); strikeouts: 6 vs. South Carolina (6/1/09); walks: 3 (five times, last vs. Houston 5/21/10); hits: 6 vs. Southern Miss (5/9/10); runs: 5 vs. Rice (4/10/09); earned runs: 4 (twice, last vs. Marshall 5/2/10).