Brad Brach | Baseball
Brad Brach enjoyed a strong career on the mound at Monmouth, earning First Team All-NEC honors twice as well as being named the 2007 NEC Pitcher of the Year. The Freehold, NJ native remains the school’s all-time leader in wins with 29 and strikeouts with 277, as well as innings pitched with 324.1 in his four years. He posted a career ERA of 2.44, and was a member of the 2007 NEC championship team, pacing the staff with a 9-3 record. On April 13, 2007, Brach fired a no hitter against LIU at home, the first for a Hawk since 1990.
Brach was selected in the 42nd round by the San Diego Padres in the 2008 MLB Draft and worked his way through the system before eventually earning a call-up in August 2011. The starter-turned reliever was traded to Baltimore prior to the 2014 season and immediately made an impact on the Orioles bullpen, going 7-1 with 54 strikeouts. Brach pitched to one of the lowest ERA’s in the American League for a reliever in 2016, and became the first Hawk to be selected for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in July. At the time of his selection, the right-hander possessed a 0.99 ERA, and was an integral part to the Orioles bullpen, one of the best in baseball.