East Carolina senior Reid Love was selected in the 10th round by the Baltimore Orioles jerseys Tuesday night during the second day of the 2015 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.
Love, who is a semi finalist for the John Olerud Two Way Player of the Year Award and a First Team All American selection, was taken with the 313th overall pick in the 10th round and is the first Pirate selected in this year’s amateur draft. He is the seventh player in school history to be taken by the Orioles jerseys and first since cheap Mike Wright jersey in 2011 (third round).
One of 10 semi finalist for the John Olerud Two Way Player of the Year Award First Team All American Conference selection as a pitcher and utility player, the latter a unanimous selection Senior Co Captain Earned American Athletic Conference All Tournament Team honors (utility) after batting .286 (4 for 14) with a pair of RBI and runs scored On the mound, allowed three runs (all earned) on nine hits with a season high nine strikeouts in 8.0 innings against UCF Only player in the AAC to earn Pitcher (April 6) and Player of the Week (April 27) honors Also earned AAC Honor Roll accolades on April 20th On the mound posted a 7 4 record with four saves in 22 appearances (11 starts) Struck out 82 while walking just 12 in 96.0 innings Allowed 32 runs (30 earned) Ranked 14th nationally in strikeout to walk ratio (6.83) and 15th in walks per nine innings (1.13) both leading the AAC Recorded eight quality starts (6.0 IP and 3 or less ERs) ranking second with Jacob Wolf on the team trailing only Evan Kruczynski (10) Tossed a pair of complete games (Tulane and Connecticut) Notched his third career shutout against the Green Wave (April 2) allowing four hits with six strikeouts Fanned a season high nine batters on two occasions (both vs. UCF) Worked into the seventh inning in 9 of 11 starts Recorded four or more strikeouts 11 times Allowed three or less earned runs in 10 of 11 starts Did not surrender a walk in 12 of 22 games Picked up wins against Monmouth, Elon, Tulane, UCF (twice), Connecticut and No. 21 Houston Notched saves against Albany (twice), Princeton and Campbell As a reliever allowed one or less earned run in 10 of 11 contests (two or less hits nine times) Ranked among the league leaders (all games) in fly ball outs (8th/86), innings (eighth), strikeouts (eighth), saves (t8th), ERA (10th), ground ball outs (10th/104) At the plate batted .287 (51 for 178) with three home runs, 20 RBI and 25 runs scored . Tallied 14 multi hit and six multi RBI games . Recorded career high eight game hit streak from Mar. 28 April 10 . Belted home runs vs. Monmouth, Memphis and Tulane . Registered 10 extra base hits Had career game offensively at Elon (Mar. 15) going 5 for 7 with two doubles, four RBI and three runs Tallied seven total sacrifices (1/SF, 6/SH) to rank fifth on the team with Hunter Allen Led the club with a .342 average in league play, which ranked third in the AAC Registered at least one hit in 31 of 50 contests (2 hit 12, 4 hit 1, 5 hit 1) Reached base safely in 37 of 50 games Scored at least one run in 20 games (multiple four times) Had streaks of six and five games with at least one run scored When hitting in the baseball jerseys form china top third of the lineup, ECU posted a 29 13 record Played 13 games in CF, 10 in RF and 23 as the DH Tied for the team lead with six game winning RBI alongside of Travis Watkins Had GW RBI against Monmouth, Memphis, UCF, Connecticut, Elon and Tulane Committed one error in 45 chances for a .978 fielding percentage Recorded 29 putouts with 15 assists.