MU Baseball BIO
17 Brad Brach

Quickly: New Jersey Pitcher of the Year in 2006... Second-team all-conference as a sophomore... Set single-season strikeout record with 82 last season... Control-oriented pitcher... Led the team in wins two straight seasons... Coastal Plains League All-Star this summer with the Petersburg Generals... New Jersey All-Rookie Team in 2005.

2006: Set Monmouth single-season record with 82 strikeouts in 84.2 innings... Made 13 starts... Led the conference with 2.44 ERA, which ranks fifth in MU history... Team-leader in wins with six... Tossed six complete games... Surrendered 10 walks... Opened season with four-strikeout performance at Houston (2/26)... Earned MU's first-ever win over UCF (3/4), working 7.2 innings of scoreless ball, scattering threee hits, while striking out six batters... Struck out seven in 8.0 innings versus St. Bonaventure... Struck out eight batters in 8.0 innings at Navy (3/18)... Earned a complete game victory over St. Francis (3/25), while allowing three hits and striking out five hitters... Posted complete game win with eight Ks at Long Island (4/1)... Struck out nine in complete game shutout of Mount St. Mary's (4/14)... Posted complete game win over FDU (4/23) with six punchouts... Earned complete game shutout, scattering three hits, at Sacred Heart (4/29), while striking out eight... Notched a career-best 11 strikeouts in 9.2 innings of work versus Quinnipiac (5/6).

2005: Team-leader in wins with six... Posted a 6-4 record... Ranked fifth on the squad with 4.37 ERA... Ranked 11th in the conference in ERA... Ranked third on the team with 41 strikeouts... Appeared in 13 games, making nine starts... Tied for the team-lead with two complete games... Worked 59.2 innings... Made collegiate debut and first career start at No. 26 UCF (2/26), working 5.0 innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits... Earned first career win with 6.0 inning effort versus Penn (3/6), striking out five batters... Credited with victory after tossing 2.2 innings against Maine (3/19)... Worked 6.0 innings while sitting down a career-high seven batters at Seton Hall (4/5)... Earned win at Lafayette (4/12)... Surrendered one earned run on five hits in 7.0 innings with six strikeouts at St. Francis [N.Y.] (4/17)... Collected fifth win by throwing 7.2 innings with three K's against Rider (4/26)... Fashioned a 9.0 inning, complete game, six-hit victory over Sacred Heart (5/22) in the NEC Tournament.

High School: Three-year letterwinner at Freehold Township H.S... Played third base and pitched for the Patriots... Team was A-North Champs and Central Jersey Group IV finalists during his senior year... Named first-team A-North, All-Monmouth County, all-district and Central Jersey Group IV... Earned A-North Pitcher of the Year award and Asbury Park Press Monmouth County Player of the Week honors... Played in the Carpenter Cup and the American Legion All-Star game where he was honored with the MVP award... Earned 13 career victories, while pitching 144 innings... Struck out 140 batters on his way to a career 1.95 ERA... Also lettered in basketball, leading his team to both the Kuhnert Memorial Tournament championship and A-North championship... Earned second-team all-district and All-A-North honors as a forward... Finished his career with 147 rebounds and 86 three-point field goals.

Personal: Son of Michael and Mary Brach... Born April 12, 1986 in Freehold, New Jersey... Marjoring in history/education.

Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Freehold, N.J.
High School: Freehold Township