2015 (Senior): Appeared in seven games and made six starts on the mound … Notched a 0-4 record and a 5.93 earned run average … Tallied 17 strikeouts and 17 walks in 30.1 innings pitched … Struck out a season-high five batters and allowed just two earned runs against NC State (Feb. 28) at historic Grayson Stadium in Savannah, Ga. … Struck out multiple batters in six of his seven starts … Did not allow an earned run in his first 8.2 innings pitched of the season.
2014 (Junior): Compiled a 1-2 record and 4.28 earned run average in 23 appearances out of the bullpen … Recorded 21 strikeouts in 27.1 innings pitched, including a season-high four twice – at UNC Wilmington (March 12) and at home vs. Western Carolina (April 5) … Picked up his lone victory of the season against crosstown neighbor North Carolina A&T (April 2) … Threw a season-high 53 pitches in three innings against the Seahawks … Did not allow a home run the entire campaign.
2013 (Sophomore): Made 22 appearances and started seven games – the most of any reliever …compiled a 2-1 record over 36 innings pitched … made the first weekend start of his career at Furman (May 12) … struck out four batters twice – against Albany (March 1) and at College of Charleston … earned victories against North Carolina A&T (March 26) at NewBridge Bank Park and in the season finale versus The Citadel (May 18) … ended the campaign with at least one strikeout in his final five appearances.
2012 (Freshman): Made 23 appearances and compiled a 3.86 ERA in 32.2 innings pitched … posted a team-best three saves … limited opposing batters to a team-low .205 average … started the April 17 contest against Wake Forest … earned his saves against Princeton (3/21), at Duke (4/10) and against Davidson (4/21) … tallied multiple strikeouts against Penn State (2/26) and Wofford (5/13) …threw a season-best 3.2 innings at Georgia Southern (3/17) to help the Spartans to a 12-9 victory over the Eagles … opposing batters averaged .176 with the bases empty and .205 with two outs on the board.
High School: Earned three varsity letters as a pitcher and outfielder for head coach Jerry Whittman at Alexander Central High School in Taylorsville, N.C. … named to the all-conference team twice … also earned a spot in the State Games … struck out eight batters against Hickory High School as he recorded the first no-hitter in school history … also earned three varsity letters as a guard on the basketball team where he earned all-conference honors … played two seasons of football as well.
Personal: Brennen Kyle James … born Aug. 5, 1993 in Taylorsville, N.C. … son of Jeff and Lisa James … has an older brother, Justin … majoring in recreation and parks management at UNCG.