By: Chase Fowler
The Golden Eagles finish pool play with a 7 p.m., contest Saturday night versus Rice.
The Golden Eagles win 5-3 and 5-4 to end the series.
The Golden Eagles look to improve on 9-9 league mark.
Baseball vs ECU 5-13-12
The Golden Eagles score lone run on RBI single by Isaac Rodriguez.
Isaac Rodriguez drive in winning run in the eighth.
The Knights collect 14 hits in the contest.
The Golden Eagles go for sweep with 2 p.m., contest on Saturday.
- 2010 Preseason All-American (Ping Baseball)
- 2010 Preseason All-Conference (Baseball America)
- Hit .303 with nine homers and 37 RBI in 59 games (58 starts)
- Tallied 25 multi-hit performances and drove in multi-RBI nine times
- Had a 16-game hitting streak during the campaign
- Went 2x3 in versus Jacksonville State (6/5) at Auburn Regional, in which he scored five times and added three walks
- Had two home run game and drove in six against Marshall (4/16)
- Earned Freshman All-American Honors from Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA and Baseball America
- C-USA All-Freshman Team
- Played in 65 games including 62 as a starter
- Started 38 games in left, 10 in center, five in right and nine as a DH
- Hit .336 with a team-high 77 hits to go along with nine doubles, four triples and seven home runs for a .502 slugging percentage
- Had a career high nine game hit streak to start the season (Feb. 20 - Mar. 4)
- Collected 23 multi-hit games, including six games with three or more
- Had a five-hit game (three singles, double and triple) on March 14 vs. La. Tech with four RBI and a three runs scored
- Had two five RBI games, at UCF (3/28) and at South Alabama (5/12)
- First USM player to get a hit in the CWS with a single in the first against No. 4 Texas (6/14)
At Gulf Breeze High School
- Played for coach Randy Renfroe
- Drafted in the 50th round by the New York Mets in the June 2008 MLB Draft
- Named an Under Armour pre-season All-American
- Selected as one of the top 100 players in the state of Florida
- Hit .400 with six home runs, nine doubles and 33 RBI as a senior
- Hit .517 with three home runs, 11 doubles and five triples as a junior
- Selected to play in the All-Florida fall all-star game and the Pensacola Sports Association all-star game
- Son of James and Michelle Brunty
- Has one brother Cody (22)
- Majoring in exercise science
- Born on April 27, 1990