11 Brendan O'Rourke
11 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 Junior in 2014: Made 13 appearances on the mound for the Ravens, including 10 starts...ABCA/Rawlings East Region Gold Glove Second Team selection...All-Northeast-10 Conference Second Team selection...Finished sixth in the nation in fewest hits allowed per nine innings (5.35), 17th in WHIP (0.934), 36th in strikeouts per nine innnings (10.06) and tied for 42nd in strikeouts (79)...Finished fourth in the Northeast-10 in wins (7-2), fifth in strikeouts, sixth in strikeouts per nine innings, ninth in innings pitched (70.2) and 11th in ERA (2.42)...Led the team in wins and innings pitched, and tied for the team lead in starts...Finished second on the team in ERA, strikeouts and batting average against (.175, 42-for-240)...Allowed 20 runs on 42 hits, walked 24 and was a part of one shutout...Fired seven shutout innings, allowed two hits, walked two and struck out a career-high 12 to pick up the win against Nyack on 2/23...Named to the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on 2/23...Threw 92 pitches over 5.1 innings, allowed one run on five hits, walked one and struck out five to notch the win in the front end of a doubleheader at Dowling on 3/9...Tossed 7.2 innings, allowed one run on seven hits, walked two and struck out four to pick up the win in the second game of a doubleheader at Adelphi on 3/22...Needed just 84 pitches while facing the minimum through eight shutout innings, allowed just one hit, did not issue a walk and struck out 10 to earn the win in the second game of a doubleheader against Stonehill on 3/29...Named Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Week for the week ending on 3/30...Threw 94 pitches over five innings, allowed three runs on five hits, walked three and struck out nine to tally a win in the second game of a doubleheader against American International on 4/5...Fired 112 pitches over eight innings, allowed one run on three hits, walked one and struck out eight to pick up a win in the second game of a doubleheader against Bentley on 4/27...Named to the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on 4/27...Came on to start the fifth, fired four shutout innings, allowed three hits, walked one and struck out four in the front end of a doubleheader against Saint Michael's on 5/1...Came on with two outs and two in scoring position in the fourth, struck out the first batter he faced to strand both runners, went on to throw 4.1 shutout innings, allowed two hits, walked two and struck out six to pick up the win out of the bullpen against Bentley on 5/5...Took over in the second, threw 107 pitches over eight innings the rest of the way, allowed two runs on three hits, walked three and struck out six in the NCAA Championship East Regional against Dowling on 5/15.
2014 Statistics 

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.