25 Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bagdad, Ariz.

High School:
Bagdad

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
Pitcher

Experience:
3VL



MISCELLANEOUS: Talented right-handed hurler who has stepped to forefront of Army pitching staff ... blossomed into one of Patriot League's top starting pitchers last spring ... one of Black Knights' most consistent performers ... tall, rangy athlete who fields position well ... shouldered regular turn in Black Knights' Patriot League pitching rotation since arriving as a freshman ... boasts loose, resilient arm and "bulldog" mentality ... loves to compete ... inherits role as Army's top starter this spring ... latest in long line of standout Black Knight starters ... one of Patriot League's top clutch hurlers ... repertoire includes exploding fastball and nasty split-finger fastball ... pitches with great confidence ... thrives under pressure ... wants ball in big situations ... capable of elevating game to meet stern challenges ... harbors tremendous leadership ability and burning desire to succeed ... possesses mental makeup to close games ... excellent student of game ... selected team co-captain ... three-year letterman.

2001: Held down regular turn in Army's Patriot League rotation for third consecutive season ... registered 3-5 record with deceiving 7.52 earned run average ... statistics skewed by rough early season road outing against Towson ... numbers improved significantly during Patriot League action ... posted 2-3 record with 4.82 ERA across 28.0 innings of conference work ... ranked third on team with 46.2 innings pitched ... tied for second on team with 29 strikeouts ... boasted impressive 3:1 strikeout-walk ratio (29-10) ... fanned 16 and walked only five in league action ... authored two of team's finest pitching performances ... allowed just five hits and one earned run during complete-game victory over Lehigh ... struck out eight and did not walk a single batter ... retired 12 of final 14 batters he faced ... permitted just three Mountain Hawk baserunners to reach scoring position all day ... captured Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honors based on that sterling effort ... followed up that gem with more impressive two-hit shutout of eventual Patriot League champion Bucknell ... fanned four and walked just one in crucial late-season performance ... yielded only a single in the first inning and double in the second frame ... allowed just four baserunners into scoring position ... retired 13 of the last 15 batters he faced, including eight consecutively to end game ... other triumph came in Patriot decision versus Holy Cross.

2000: Fashioned 4-2 record with 5.83 earned run average ... added first career save during Army's 5-4 defeat of Bucknell in elimination game of Patriot League Tournament ... worked out of bases-loaded jam in bottom of ninth to preserve win ... followed that effort the next day with complete-game, 10-inning victory over Navy in title-clinching effort of Patriot League Championship Series ... yielded 11 hits and six earned runs while striking out six and walking none during gutsy performance ... allowed 78 hits and 35 earned runs across 54.0 innings of work during second season in "Black, Gold and Gray" ... held down No. 3 spot in Black Knights' weekend rotation throughout season ... captured three of four regular season Patriot League decisions.

1999: Emerged during winter months to land regular turn in Army's pitching rotation ... held down starter's role during league weekends throughout spring ... tabbed for eight starts overall ... added three relief stints ... winless in six decisions ... closed year with 7.35 earned run average ... logged 45.1 innings of work ... that figure ranked fourth on club ... eight starts listed third on squad ... allowed four earned runs or less during all five Patriot League starting assignments ... yielded total of just two earned runs during season's final two showings ... those two stints spanned 10.0 innings of work.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Shawn Knutson at Bagdad High ... three-sport standout who starred in football, baseball and basketball ... earned four varsity letters in football and baseball, and three in basketball ... shouldered quarterback duties on gridiron ... split time between guard and forward on hardwood ... doubled as shortstop in baseball ... team captain in all three sports ... earned all-state honors in all three sports as well ... two-time all-league choice in basketball ... three-time recipient in baseball ... conference player of the year in baseball as a senior ... established single season school record in strikeouts on mound.

PERSONAL: Given name is Brian Lee Elliott ... born Sept. 15, 1980, in Phoenix, Ariz. ... parents' names are Rhonda and Randy Elliott ... majoring in General Management.

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