Pair Of Late Rallies Fall Short As 2012 Campaign Comes To An End Against Tar Heels
Five Pirates Record Multiple Base Knocks in 15-Hit Attack
Bass And McDonald Record Two Hits Each For ECU
Bryan Bass Collects Four Of ECU's 18 Hits
Outstanding middle infielder that will compete for the starting job at second base, where he started 36 games as a junior ... One of six seniors on the team ... Blue collar worker that is a leader on the field ... Bottom of the order type of hitter that should hit for average as a senior ... Has a knack for moving runners on the base paths ... 2011: Started 37 of 50 games (36/2B, 1 DH) ... Solid defender that committed just one error in 191 chances with 115 assists and 75 put outs for a .995 fielding percentage, which ranked second on the team ... Turned 28 double plays ranking second on the team behind John Wooten (29) ... Batted .264 (32-for-121) with three doubles, 18 RBI and 17 runs ... Lone stolen base was against Rutgers (Mar. 19) ... Had six total sacrifices ... Recorded game-winning hit on an RBI single in the second inning against Pepperdine (Mar. 4) in a 2-0 victory ... Collected eight multi-hit and three multi-RBI games ... During career-long five-game hit streak (Feb. 27-Mar. 5) batted .421 (8-for 19) with two doubles, five RBI and two runs scored ... Drove in a career-best three RBI against No. 10 Virginia (Feb. 27) and Delaware State (May 13) ... Laced doubles against No. 10 Virginia, Campbell and Houston ... Made Pirate debut at No. 10 Virginia (Feb. 26) as a defensive replacement ... First start came a day later at second base where he was 1-for-3 at the dish with three RBI and a run scored ... Scored a career-best two runs against Tulane (May 26) in the Conference USA Championships ... Had the fifth longest streak of reaching base safely (10 games/Apr. 29-May 15), which included 11 base hits and six walks (five of those in the three-game series against Marshall) ... Pirates posted a 24-12 record when he started at second base ... Batted .263 (30-for-114) with three doubles, 17 RBI and 16 runs as a starter ... Shared the team lead with nine RBI when batting with the bases loaded - hitting .500 (4-for-8) with a double ... Batted over .300 when hitting in the first (.500), fourth (.350), fifth (.333) and 10th or later innings (1.000) ... Started all seven post-season games at second posting a 1.000 fielding percentage in 30 chances with 13 assists and 17 putouts ... Led the team with a .342 average (13-for-38) in C-USA action ... 2011 Summer: Played for the San Jose Fontanetti's of the West Fall League ... Appeared in six games where he batted .261 (6-for-23) with a double, seven RBI and three runs scored ... Posted a 1.000 fielding percentage in 28 chances.
Ohlone College (2009-10): Two-year starter at shortstop for Head Coach Jordon Twohig ... Helped the Renegades to the 2010 California State Championship and a No. 3 final ranking by Perfect Game where he batted .425 (17-for-40) during the 11-game playoff run ... In all he roped five doubles, laced a triple, scored 11 runs and drove in six RBI in route to Ohlone's first ever state championship ... During the regular season, the first-team All-Coast Conference selection batted .336 (44-for-131) in 35 starts ... He collected nine doubles, two triples, scored 29 runs and drove in 23, while stealing 10 of 12 bases ... Named team captain for the 2010 season ... Took home Gold Glove honors with a .937 fielding percentage committing five errors in 183 chances, while turning 29 double plays ... Registered seven assists against Diablo Valley (Feb. 8), which was single-game high ... During his rookie season batted .328 (51-for-163) with four doubles, 33 RBI and 33 runs scored during the regular season ... Named second-team All-Coast Conference after starting 37 of 41 games ... Turned 32 double plays, committed seven errors with 96 assists in 154 chances for a .955 fielding percentage ... Started all four games for the Renegades in the playoffs posting a .375 (6-for-16) average with three RBI and five runs scored ... Scored a team-best three runs against Chabot (May 8) in Ohlone's first playoff game.
Newark Memorial High School: Three-year starter for coach Dan Freitas ... Played travel ball for Justin Santigh of the Thunder Sox where he batted .375 and posted a .990 fielding percentage ... Personal: Full name is Michael Arron Ussery ... Born September 4, 1990 in Newark, Calif. ... Son of Brent and Sally Ussery ... Has three siblings (Ben, Mallory and Max) ... Majoring in business communications ... Two-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Spring 2011-present).
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 5 (twice, last vs. Delaware State 5/13/11); hits: 2 (eight times, last at Tulane 5/19/11); RBI: 3 (twice, last vs. Delaware State 5/13/11); home runs: none; stolen bases: 1 vs. Rutgers (3/19/11).