11 - Brendan O'Rourke
Brendan O'Rourke
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Shrewsbury, Mass.
High School: Shrewsbury
Previous College: Santa Fe College (Fla.)
Position: RHP
Major: Criminal Justice

As a Sophomore in 2013: Made eight appearances on the mound for the Ravens, including three starts...Logged 17 innings and posted a 4.76 ERA...Allowed 13 runs (nine earned) on 17 hits, walked nine, hit a batter, struck out 18 and threw two wild pitches...Recorded a .258 opponent batting average (17-for-66) on his way to a 3-2 record...Made his Franklin Pierce debut, took over with runners at first and second with one out in the ninth, faced three batters but retired none, as both inherited runners scored, allowed two hits and walked one before departing with the bases loaded, but was not charged with any runs as the next pitcher stranded the bases full against Chestnut Hill on 2/22...Took over to start the seventh (of a seven-inning game) with a 7-0 lead, walked his first batter, but retired the next three, ending the game with his first Ravens strikeout in the first game of a doubleheader against Mercy on 3/15...Made his first career start, threw 109 pitches over seven innings, allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits, walked two, threw a wild pitch and struck out six to earn his first career win, thanks in part to 12 runs of support, at Lynn on 3/19...Came on with a runner on first and nobody out in a tie game in the eighth inning, gave up a single but stranded runners at the corners, became the pitcher of record after the offense picked up a run in the top of the ninth and retired the first batter of the bottom of the ninth before departing and ultimately picked up the win against Le Moyne on 3/23...Started, fired 115 pitches over seven innings, allowed four runs on seven hits, walked one, struck out a career-best nine before leaving with a 15-4 lead and picked up the win in the second game of a doubleheader against New Haven on 4/7.
2013 Statistics 

O'Rourke As a Freshman at Santa Fe (Fla.) in 2011: Made 10 appearances on the mound out of the bullpen for the Saints...Posted an 0-2 record with a 12.00 earned-run average over six innings...Allowed 15 runs (eight earned) on nine hits, walked five and struck out six...Posted a .300 opponent batting average (9-for-30).
2011 Statistics (PDF)

Before College: Four-year letterwinner at Shrewsbury (Mass.) High School...Honors student as a freshman...Also played two years of ice hockey at Shrewsbury.

Personal: Son of Debra and Brian O'Rourke...A criminal justice major...Has an older sister, Heather, and a younger brother, Nolan...Dad Brian posted a 6-5 record with a 3.87 earned-run average over 118.2 innings over three years (1980-82) at Northeastern University, leading the team in innings pitched, strikeouts and earned-run average in both 1981 and 1982.

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