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#13 Brett Pirtle
Position: INF
Bats: S
Throws: R
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 176
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tyler, TX
High School: Tyler Lee HS
Other College: Panola [TX] College
Experience: Junior College
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CAREER: Considered by many to be the greatest second baseman in the history of Mississippi State baseball • Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 23rd round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft (700th overall) • Named an All-SEC second baseman in each of his two seasons in Starkville • Member of the 2014 ABCA All-South Region Team, the 2014 All-SEC Defensive Team, the 2014 NCAA Lafayette Regional All-Tournament Team, the 2013 NCAA College World Series All-Tournament Team and the 2013 NCAA Starkville Regional All-Tournament Team • Reached base safely in 68 of 70 career games against SEC opponents • From March 29, 2013-May 22, 2014, set an SEC record by reaching base safely in 63-consecutive games against SEC opponents • Hit .403 (25-for-62) in 15 career NCAA Tournament games • Two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2014: Member of the 2014 ABCA All-South Region Second Team • Named to the 2014 All-SEC Second Team and the All-SEC Defensive Team • Earned NCAA Lafayette Regional All-Tournament Team honors after going 11-for-17 (.647) in four games with four RBIs and three runs • Led the SEC in overall hitting with a .363 average • Also led the league with 211 assists • Finished 22nd nationally and tied for fifth in the SEC with a team-high 87 hits • Ranked third in the SEC in on-base percentage (.437) and hit by pitches (17) • Also led the Bulldogs in slugging (.438), runs (35), doubles (10), total bases (105), plate appearances (287) and at bats (240) • Also tallied 31 RBIs, 18 walks and four stolen bases • Started all 63 games at second base, the only Bulldog to start every game of the season • Hit safely in 54 of 63 games, tallying multiple hits a team-best 23 times and driving in multiple runs on six occasions • Reached base safely in 39-straight games from March 11-May 22, falling four games short of his career-best stretch set in 2013 • Collected a .500 average in eight postseason games with eight RBIs and eight runs • Hit .405 as a switch hitter against left-handed pitching • Led the team with 15 two-out RBIs, hitting .375 with two outs and .524 (11-for-21) with runners on third and less than two outs • Raked at a .360 clip in 35 games against SEC opponents, including a team best .354 average in the 30-game regular season SEC slate • Went 7-for-10 in two games at No. 1 Louisiana-Lafayette in the final two games of the NCAA Lafayette Regional (June 1-2) • Hit .333 at the 2014 SEC Tournament with four RBIs and five runs in four games • Launched a three-run home run in the May 20 SEC Tournament run-rule win vs. No. 6 South Carolina • Hit .333 in the series win at No. 19 Alabama • Tallied two hits and a walk May 10 in the win vs. Tennessee May 10 • Went 1-for-2 with a career-high tying two walks in the season opener vs. UT May 9 • Raked at a .385 clip with three RBIs in the three-game series sweep at Auburn May 2-4 • Recorded a career-long 14-game hitting streak from April 5-26 • Hit .500 (6-for-12) in the series vs. Texas A&M, including tying a career high with two doubles against the Aggies April 26 • Went 2-for-3 with two runs, an RBI, a walk and a hit by pitch against Top-15 Ole Miss April 22 in the Governor’s Cup win at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. • Had his best game of the season April 20 in the win at Missouri, going 3-for-6 with three runs, a homer and a double • Recorded an RBI base hit, a walk and a run in the April 15 win vs. Alcorn State • Raked at a .615 clip (8-for-13) for the week of April 7-13, including a pair of three-hit games • Went 3-for-4 with an RBI in front of an NCAA record 15,586 fans April 12 against No. 13 Ole Miss • Went 3-for-5 with a run in the 4-3 win vs. Southern Miss April 8 • Tallied four hits in 11 ABs in the series win vs. Arkansas March 29-30 (.364) • Hit .400 against No. 3 Vanderbilt in MSU’s series win March 21-23 • Scored twice and had an RBI single in the March 22 victory against the No. 3 Commodores on ESPNU • Tied a season high with three hits and two runs in the televised win vs. No. 3 Vanderbilt March 21 • Hit a game-winning two-RBI single in the home win vs. SIU March 11 • Went 5-for-8 (.625) in the two-game sweep vs. Mount St. Mary’s, driving in three, scoring twice and stealing once • Drove in a career-high three runs on his third career triple Feb. 16 vs. Western Carolina •Started the season on an 11-game hitting streak • Named the 41st-best senior in the country by Baseball America • Named the 93rd-best senior in America by Perfect Game • Member of the 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2013: Named to the All-SEC Second Team in a vote by the league’s 14 head baseball coaches after hitting .336 in 30 conference games (28 starts) • Inside SEC play, recorded 23 RBIs, 16 runs, nine walks and seven doubles •  Overall hit .310 in 68 games played (60 starts), registering 40 runs, 33 RBIs, 20 walks, nine doubles, nine stolen bases, two triples and two homer • Reached base in 60 of his 67 total games with plate appearances, including reaching base safely in a team season-best 43-consecutive games • The streak was snapped on the last game of the season vs. UCLA June 25 in the NCAA CWS Championship Series • During the streak, reached base 34 times via a base knock, five due to a walk and four as a hit batsman • Ended his SEC season with a 24-game on-base streak • Member of the 2013 College World Series All-Tournament Team after raking at a .412 clip (7-for-17) in five starts with four runs scored • Also named to the NCAA Starkville Regional All-Tournament squad after going 5-for-16 (.313) with three RBIs, three runs, a triple and a walk in four starts • Broke the single-season school record for assists by a second baseman with 185, passing Scott Davidson’s record of 181 set in 1994 • Tied a single-season school record by getting hit by a pitch 20 times • Part of an infield that turned a school-record 80 double plays (second nationally) • Drove in the game-winning run in a team-best six games: April 20 vs. Auburn, April 23 at Memphis, May 16 vs. South Carolina, May 23 vs. Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament, June 1 vs. South Alabama in the NCAA Starkville Regional and June 3 vs. Central Arkansas in the NCAA Starkville Regional • Recorded a hit in 44 of 71 games, with multiple hits in 21 of those contests • Tallied RBIs in 25 of 71 games played (second-highest total on team), including eight multiple-RBI games • Cranked out his first dinger of the season March 5 vs. Mississippi Valley State, finishing 2-for-4 with an RBI, run scored and a double • Hit another round-tripper March 15 vs. LSU and wrapped up the three-game series against the No. 2 Tigers 4-for-10 (.400) with three RBIs and three runs scored • Swiped a career-high two bases vs. Austin Peay March 26 at home, going 2-for-3 with a double, walk, two runs and an RBI • Raked at a .417 clip (5-for-12) in the three-game home series against Florida April 5-7, driving in a pair, doubling once, walking once and scoring a run • Notched his best game of the season April 23 at Memphis, collecting career highs with four hits and three runs, falling a home run short of the cycle • Hit .600 (6-for-10) the following weekend at No. 2 Vanderbilt April 26-28, collecting two RBIs, a run and a double • Finished the regular season going 5-for-11 (.455) at home against No. 12 South Carolina May 16-18, driving in four and scoring twice • Along with Adam Frazier, tied the MSU single-game school record with eight at-bats in a 17-inning game May 21 vs. Missouri in the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala. • Came back the next day in Hoover to record a career-best two doubles vs. the Gamecocks, finishing 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored • Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs in a win vs. Texas A&M May 23 • In all, tallied a season-long nine-game hitting streak May 11-23, going 14-for-39 (.359) at the dish with seven RBIs and seven runs scored during the span • Had two hits in five-straight games during the streak (May 17-23), with three of those games coming during the SEC Tournament • Member of the 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll • Played for Wareham Gateman of the Cape Cod League in summer ball.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Switch-hitting middle infielder at Panola College • Coached by Todd Shelton • Started 50 of 52 games and hit .222 with 20 RBIs • Posted a .345 slugging percentage with nine doubles and a team-best four home runs • Drew a team-leading 33 walks and 13 HBPs • Hit .325 with 63 hits and 12 RBIs in 55 games as a freshman • Selected to play in the 2011 Texas-New Mexico Junior College All-Star Game • Hit .314 in 2012 summer league baseball competition with the Hoptown Hoppers of the Ohio Valley League.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter and four-time letter man as a shortstop and second baseman at Lee High School in Tyler Texas • Coached at TLHS by his father, Mike Pirtle, a member of the East Texas Baseball Hall of Honor • Earned Second-Team American Baseball Coaches Association honors as a senior • Hit .431 with 30 RBIs for the Red Raiders, setting a school record with 56 hits and 22 doubles • Finished with 28 extra-base hits and 13 stolen bases as a senior in 2010 • Texas High School 5A/4A All-Star Game selection and Second-Team Texas 5A All-State pick • Honor Roll student and member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Played summer league baseball with the DBAT Mustangs, coached by Kermit Dow, and the Dallas Patriots, coached by Logan Stoudt.

PERSONAL:  Born Brett Austin Pirtle on March 23, 1991 in Longview, Texas • Son of Andrea and Mike Pirtle of Tyler, Texas • Older brothers Drew (Dallas Baptist) and Tyler (Vanderbilt) also played collegiate baseball • Majoring in business administration.

BRETT PIRTLE’s CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR       AVG          GP-GS      AB          R       H    2B      3B      HR    RBI       BB     HB       SO      SF    SH       SB-SA   SLG       OBP       E         FLD
2013        .310           68-60    229         40    71      9         2         2     33       20     20       27        3       2          9-9     .393       .408     10       .967
2014        .363           63-63    240         35    87    10         1         2     31       18     17       22        4       8          4-9     .438       .437      6        .981
Career     .337        131-123  469         75  158    19         3         4     64       38     37       49        7     10       13-18   .416       .423     16       .974                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

BRETT PIRTLE’s SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE STATISTICS

YEAR       AVG          GP-GS      AB          R       H    2B      3B      HR    RBI       BB     HB       SO      SF    SH       SB-SA   SLG       OBP       E         FLD
2013        .336           30-28    107         16    36      3         0         1     16         8     12       15        0       0          4-4     .393       .441      2        .896
2014        .354           30-30    113         13    40      6         0         1     10       12        8          8        2       3          1-4     .434       .444      4        .973
Career     .345           60-58    220         29    76      9         0         2     26       20     20       23        2       3          5-8     .414       .443      6        .935

Career Highs
AB:                                                              8 vs. Missouri, 5/21/13
R:                                                   3, 2x, last at Missouri, 4/20/14
H:                               4, 2x, last vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 6/1/14
RBI:                            3, 3x, last vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 6/1/14
2B:                                           2, 2x, last vs. Texas A&M, 4/25/14
3B:                               1, 3x, last vs. Western Carolina, 2/16/14
HR:                                    1, 4x, last vs. South Carolina, 5/21/14
BB:                                             2, 3x, last vs. Tennessee, 5/9/14
SB:                                                        2 vs. Austin Peay, 3/26/13

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