Pirates Land Pitcher, '09 Class Taking Shape

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Kevin Brandt of Fuquay-Varina High School has committed to play baseball at East Carolina in 2009, head baseball coach Billy Godwin announced today.

Brandt, a left-handed two-way player, has allowed just 24 hits in 40 innings of work with 62 strikeouts, 15 walks and sports a 1.43 ERA.

At the plate, Brandt is batting .528 with 7 home runs, 34 RBI, 13 doubles and has only struck out four times. In 2007 under head coach Milton Senter, Brandt earned Tri-Eight 4A All-Conference honors and was also a Tri-Eight 4A All-Academic selection.

The Pirates (33-13, 8-7) will play host to UAB (19-24, 4-11) starting Friday night for a three-game Conference USA series at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

2009 Baseball Class

Shawn Armstrong - RHP - 6-2, 190 - West Craven HS (NC)

Jared Avchen - C - 6-1, 210 - R/R - Seminole CC (FL), Univ of Alabama, Bayside HS (FL)

Brett Bowers - INF - 6-2, 175 - R/R - Paul VI Catholic HS (VA)

Kevin Brandt – OF/LHP – L/L – Fuquay-Varina HS (NC)

Philip Clark - OF - 6-1, 170 - R/L - Norfolk Collegiate HS (VA)

Paul Clemens - RHP - 6-3, 170 - Louisburg College (NC), Robinson HS (VA)

Chris Heston - RHP - 6-4, 190 - Seminole CC (FL), Bayside HS (FL)

Lance Honeycutt - RHP - 6-3, 175 - Triton HS (NC)

Patrick Somers - LHP - 6-2, 200 - Chantilly HS (VA)

Corey Thompson - INF - 6-2, 205 - Apex HS (NC)

Zach Woods - RHP - 6-0, 180 - Louisburg College (NC), Princess Anne HS (VA)

Michael Wright - RHP - 6-5, 175, Whiteville HS (NC)

Zach Wright - C - 6-1, 210 - Charles B. Aycock HS, (NC)


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