35  Brian Bruening
Brian Bruening

RS Junior

Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Bishop Watterson

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200





Eighth Inning Bulldog Rally Dooms Musketeers, 2-1

Klever Gave Xavier A Quality Start, Striking Out Seven Batters


Early Deficit Hurts Xavier And Leads To First BIG EAST Loss To Butler, 8-0

Eight Runners Left On Base Doom Xavier In Game One


Quest For BIG EAST Perfection Continues At Butler For XU Baseball

Brian Bruening And Joe Forney Lead The Charge For The Musketeers


Xavier Fails To Overcome Early Deficit, Loses To Cincinnati, 2-0

The Musketeers Fail To Plate A Run In The First Game Of The Season Series


Crosstown Rivalry Renewed Tuesday Between XU and UC

Brian Bruening And The Musketeers Carry A Hot Streak Into Midweek Action


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.


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.


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.


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

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


Xavier vs. Richmond

Action photos

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.

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)