#37 Brady Puckett
|HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)||Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Riverdale HS)|
- 2015 Atlantic Sun Second Team All-Conference
- 2015 Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team
- 2015 Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team
- Week 12 Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week
2015: Appeared in 15 games on the mound as a true freshman with 11 starts...Finished 7-3 with a 4.54 ERA in 79.1 innings pitched...Struck out 45 and walked 25 while holding opponents to a .241 batting average...Pitched a masterpiece on April 7 to knock off No. 1 Vanderbilt by tossing 7.1 stanzas, the longest outing by a starting pitcher against the Dores in 42 games...In the win he gave up just one run on five hits and struck out a career high six batters...The one run allowed marked the lowest run total by the Commodores in a 46-game stretch dating back to 2014...Finished second in the A-Sun with two complete games...The first came March 25 on the road against Middle Tennessee, where he surrendered just one run on six hits with four strikeouts to pick up his first collegiate win...He faced just four batters above the minimum and only reached a three-ball count twice...Tossed his second complete game on May 22 against North Florida in the A-Sun Tournament, a win that propelled the Bisons into the championship game...He held the NCAA's fifth-ranked offense to just one run on five hits...Puckett showed his strength when the Bisons were away from Dugan Field, going 6-1 in true road games with a 3.78 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 50 innings...His four wins against league foes were the fifth most in the A-Sun...In games that Lipscomb won, the 6-foot-8 righthander compiled a remarkable 7-0 record with a 1.87 ERA and held foes to just a .192 batting average...
High School: Played for Barry Messer at Riverdale High School...Ranked the 34th best player and the 10th best RHP in the state of Tennessee by Perfect Game in 2014...Helped lead the Warriors to a 32-11 record during his senior season...On the mound Puckett went 6-1 with a 1.51 ERA...Had four complete games with three shutouts along with a saves...In 51 innings pitched, he struck out 53 and walked 20...He hit .311 with six homeruns and 33 RBIs...Named to the All-Region 4 team as well as the All-District team during his senior year...Became just the third player in Riverdale's history to get drafted when the New York Mets selected Puckett in the 33rd round of the 2014 draft...Led the Warriors to three straight district, regional and substate champonships...Named the Offensive Player of the Year in 2013...His top high school memory is when he threw a one-hitter in the regional championship.
Personal: Son of Barry and Beverly Puckett...Has one younger brother, Brock, and a sister, Brylee...Father played basketball at Union University...His uncle played baseball and basketball at Union...Grandfather played professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinal's organization...Chose Lipscomb over Tennessee Tech and Middle Tennessee...Favorite TV show is, Modern Family.