35  Brian Bruening
Brian Bruening

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Bishop Watterson

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
IF/OF

Birthdate:
04/23/1992

B:
L/L


06/02/2014

Bruening, Rizzie Named To NCAA All-Regional Team

Duo Helped Xavier To A Third-Place Finish In Nashville Regional

06/01/2014

Xavier Is Knocked From NCAA Tournament With Extra-Inning Loss To Oregon

Jernigan, Rizzie Each Crush Three-Run Homeruns

05/31/2014

Xavier Ends Clemson's Season To Remain In NCAA Tourney

Klever, Rizzie, Bruening Have Big Days To Lead Musketeers

05/25/2014

Astle's Complete Game Shutout Carries Xavier Baseball To BIG EAST Crown

Elliott Named Tournament's Most Outstanding Player

05/24/2014

Musketeers Sink Pirates, 5-3, To Reach BIG EAST Title Game

Campbell Tosses Gem In Relief To Lift Xavier Past Seton Hall

05/09/2012

Xavier Takes On George Washington

The Xavier baseball team is in the middle of the Atlantic 10 playoff hunt and needs a big result this weekend against George Washington.

04/03/2012

Dawes, Bruening Highlights

Seth Dawes hit his first home run of the season and Brian Bruening cut down a run at the plate with a great throw from right field. The Musketeers dropped the contest however, 5-2.

03/20/2012

Xavier Beats Miami (Ohio)

Baseball won its third game in four tries on Tuesday. Xavier beat Miami (Ohio) 8-3 at Hayden Field behind five scoreless innings from freshman Adam Hall.

06/01/2014

Xavier Baseball vs. Oregon in NCAA Regional

Oregon defeated Xavier in extra innings in the NCAA Nashville Regional.

05/31/2014

Xavier Vs. Clemson (NCAA Regionals)

Pictures from Xavier's meeting with Clemson in the 2014 NCAA Regionals in Nashville, Tenn.

05/25/2014

Xavier Baseball Wins BIG EAST Championship

Photographs from Xavier baseball's 5-0 win over Creighton in the BIG EAST Championship.

05/24/2014

Xavier vs. St. John's

Pictures from Xavier baseball's 8-2 win over St. John's in the BIG EAST Baseball Championship.

05/24/2012

Musketeers vs. Saint Joseph's 5/19/12

Xavier earns a walk off win over SJU in the 2012 season finale.

2014 Nashville Regional All-Tournament Team
2014 All-BIG EAST Second Team
2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
1x BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll

2014: Led Xavier in the Nashville Regional of the NCAA Tournament with a .455 batting average (5-of-11), plus an RBI, run, walk and stolen base to earn Nashville Regional All-Tournament Team honors ... In Xavier's 6-4 win over Clemson, the centerfielder was a perfect 4-for-4 at the dish ... Scored a run in each of Xavier's three wins in the BIG EAST Tournament to help lead XU to the conference crown ... Named All-BIG EAST Second Team after hitting .283 with 28 RBIs and 30 runs scored this season ... Earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after batting .500 (6-for-12) with two doubles, a triple, a homerun, seven RBIs and five runs scored in Xavier's sweep of Villanova ... Went 5-for-10 in the Musketeers' series at No. 12 North Carolina, which included an RBI in Xavier's 2-1 win in the series opener and a 4-for-4 effort in the series finale.
2014 Game-by-Game Statistics

2013: Entered season on a 12-game hitting streak, which was extended to 21 games after getting hits in the first nine games of the season ... Campaign was shortened due to a season-ending injury and will receive a medical redshirt ... Played in 17 games, securing hits in 14 contests with seven multi-hit games ... Had two RBIs and two runs scored against UAB ... Belted a grand slam in a three-hit, five-RBI effort against Middle Tennessee.

2012: Played in 52 games, splitting time between the outfield and first base ... Hit .273 on the season, with 29 runs scored, 25 RBI and 14 walks ... Posted a .335 OBP and .354 slugging percentage ... Concluded the season on an 11-game hitting streak, with four multi-hit games, 10 runs scored and six RBIs in that stretch ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a 5-3 win versus Michigan ... Picked up two hits and three RBI against Pittsburgh ... Helped Xavier to an 8-3 win over Miami (Ohio) with a 2-for-4 performance, knocking in two runs and scoring three times ... Collected two hits and a pair of RBI at Western Illinois ... Helped Xavier to a 5-4 win over Charlotte with two hits and an RBI ... Scored a run in Xavier's 4-2 win over Cincinnati ... Was 3-for-5 at the plate against Rhode Island with an RBI ... Started 11-game hitting streak with a 2-for-4 performance against Fordham ... Scored three runs and batted in two runs with a 3-for-4 game against George Washington.

2011: Posted a .327 average his rookie season at Xavier ... A-10 All-Rookie team selection ... Scored three runs thrice during the 2011 season ... Started all but two games his rookie year mostly in right field..recorded 10 doubles.

Prior to Xavier: Played two years of varsity baseball at Bishop Watterson in Columbus, Ohio ... Earned a .466 career batting average with 45 RBI, 42 runs, with seven strike outs ... Scholar Athlete award winner...All-League, All-District, and All-Metro winner ... Helped Bishop Watterson win the Central Catholic League Championship his junior year.

Personal: Son of Matthew and Christine Bruening ... Finance major.



CAREER HIGHS
At Bats 7 at Massachusetts (April 22, 2011)
Hits 4 vs. St. Bonaventure (April 29, 2011)
Runs 3 Six times, most recentatGeorge Washington(May 12, 2012)
Doubles 1 Twenty times, most recentvs.St. Joseph's(May 18, 2012)
RBIs 4 at Louisville (March 18, 2011)
Walks 2 Five times, most recent atGeorge Washington (May 13, 2012)
Strikeouts 4 atNorth Carolina(February 17, 2012)
Sac hits 2 Twice, most recent at Richmond (April 7, 2012)
Stolen Bases 1 Eleventimes, most recent atGeorge Washington (May 13, 2012)
HBP 2 atLa Salle (May 5, 2012)
Caught Stealing 1 Eleventimes, most recent atGeorge Washington(May 13, 2012)
Putouts 16 vs.Saint Joseph's(May 17,2012)
Assists 2

Five times, most recentvs.Saint Joseph's(May 19, 2012)

Errors 2 Three times, most recentat North Carolina(February 18, 2012)
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