Senior Drew Reynolds
Dec. 18, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina senior Drew Reynolds has been named Preseason First-Team All-American as a utility player by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) the organization announced Wednesday afternoon.
The Pirates top utility player the last two season, Reynolds earned Louisville Slugger Second-Team All-America and First-Team All-Conference USA honors a year ago after leading ECU with a .322 average and 68 hits, while ranking second with 13 doubles and fourth with 30 runs scored.
On the mound the Cherryville, N.C. native posted a 3-2 record with a 2.92 ERA and recorded a league and team-best 14 saves, which also ranked 14th nationally.
In three seasons with the Pirates, Reynolds owns a .313 average (147-for-470) with three home runs, 47 RBI, 21 doubles and 65 runs. After posting a career-best 14 saves in 2013, he moved into sole possession of second place on the school's all-time saves list and is three away from breaking Seth Simmons (2008-11) record, which stands at 26.
He was 2013 C-USA All-Tournament Team selection and is a two-time C-USA Player-of-the-Week honoree, taking home hitting accolades on Mar. 13, 2012 and pitching honors on Apr. 15, 2013. In the classroom, Reynolds is a two-time C-USA All-Academic selection and three-time C-USA Honor Roll member.
Reynolds and the Pirates will open the 2014 season on Friday, Feb. 14 when they play host to James Madison at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. (EST).