2008: Appeared in 13 games, while making nine starts for the Hawks... Registered a 4.76 ERA in 51.0 innings of work... Earned a 4-3 record, and two saves... Collected 39 strikeouts... Earned the win in Monmouth's victory at East Carolina (2/29) to start the year, by tossing 2.0 innings, allowing one run, while striking out two... Pitched 2/3 of a scoreless inning, to pick up the save against Penn State (3/10)... Worked 7.0 frames, with four punchouts at Navy (3/14)... Sealed Monmouth's 6-5 victory at Rutgers (4/2), by notching the final two outs, including a strikeout... Recorded four strikeouts in 5.1 innings of a start at Sacred Heart (4/6)... Earned the win by tossing 5.0 shutout innings, with a career-best seven strikeouts at Wagner (4/13)... Surrendered a lone run, while striking out four in 6.2 frames, in a victory over Quinnipiac (4/20)... Suffered loss, despite allowing two runs in 5.1 frames, in 2-1 defeat at CCSU (4/27)... Struck out six in no-decision at Mount St. Mary's (5/4)... Worked 5.0 frames with three strikeouts, to earn win against FDU (5/11)... Earned start against Mount St. Mary's (5/24) in NEC Tournament.
2007: Appeared in 18 games as a rookie, earning the start in 11 games... Went 3-8 on the year, while recording a 6.21 ERA in 62.1 innings of work... Tossed two complete games... Registered 37 strikeouts... Worked 4.0 innings of scoreless relief in season opener at UCF (3/2) to earn first career victory... Pitched 2.0 innings, with two strikeouts in series finale win at UCF (3/4), to pick up first save... Named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week on March 5... Worked 2.0 scoreless innings, with three punchouts at Navy (3/10), to earn a save... Made first career start at Wofford (3/18)... Registered season-high six strikeouts in second start of season against Vermont (3/25)... Worked complete game victory, with five strikeouts, against Central Connecticut State (4/29)... Picked up win with five strikeouts in 6.0 innings against Sacred Heart (5/11)... Suffered loss against CCSU (5/26) in first NEC Tournament appearance, while working 6.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits... Made appearance versus Nebraska (6/2) in NCAA Regional.
High School: Two-year letterwinner at Freehold Township H.S... Squad won A-North Championship as a senior... Named first-team All-Shore and all-district... All A-North selection... Tabbed A-North Pitcher of the Year... Named first-team All-Monmouth County... Second-team all-state selection and first-team All-Group IV... Competed in Carpenter Cup and Senior Shore All-Star Game... Recorded a 10-2 record as a senior... Earned three varsity letters in basketball... Team won three straight A-North Championships... Set school-record for wins in a season with 22 as a senior.
Personal: Son of Mike and Mary Brach... Born March 29, 1988 in Long Branch, New Jersey... Majoring in history/elementary education... Brother, Brad, was a pitcher on the Monmouth baseball team from 2005-08, and was drafted by the San Diego Padres this past summer.
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