2013 (SOPHOMORE): Finished the season with a 3-5 record…posted a 6.75 ERA and 34 strikeouts (14 looking) over 45.1 innings pitched…notched a career best seven strikeouts in his first start of the season against Minnesota State…threw a complete game one-hit shutout, while striking out seven, in the Cougars' 10-0 win against Minot State (4/21).
2012 (FRESHMAN): Posted a 1-4 record (6.80 ERA) in nine appearances...earned his first collegiate victory at Regis University (2/19), allowing three earned runs and scattering five hits with five walks and five strikeouts (5.2 IP) in the Cougars' 4-3 victory over the Rangers...matched his career-best with a five strikeout outing against Dakota State (4/18)...twirled seven scoreless innings in USF's 8-5 loss at NCAA D-I South Dakota State (4/24), giving up four hits to go with six walks and a strikeout...finished his freshman campaign with 24 strikeouts, 30 base on balls in 41 innings of work...only surrendered 11 doubles and one home run throughout the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: standout baseball career at Valley Center HS, received second team All Valley League accolades as a senior, first team as a junior...also took home team MVP, Best Offensive Player and Taylor Benjamin (Most Inspirational) awards...named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason California Region All High School Senior honorable mention squad...picked as a "Player to Watch For" in the 2011 & 2012 MLB draft by the MLB Prospect blog...fastball touches 88-90 mph...participated in the 2011 Under Armour Preseason All-American tournament...chosen as the top pitcher at the Under Armour San Diego Baseball Factory event...also played football and soccer.
PERSONAL: son of Ron & Mary Brothers...has one brother, Jason (23) and one sister, Jenny (22)...secondary education and mathematics double-major...goal is to play professional baseball or be a high school math teacher and a baseball coach...favorite athlete is Chipper Jones...likes watching baseball and football.
Why Eric Chose USF: "I really like Coach Guiliano's coaching style."