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      Bret  Marks
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roswell, Ga.

High School:
Blessed Trinity Catholic

Last College:
Wallace State CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
RHP

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2015 - SENIOR
•Marks has appeared in 11 games for the Vols in 2015, going 4-5 with a 3.00 ERA and 76 strikeouts through 63.0 innings pitched.
•Struck out eight batters and allowed three runs on eight hits at Kentucky in his fifth loss of the season (April 17).
•Charged with his fourth loss after striking out eight and giving up six runs on eight hits and a walk in 5.0 innings versus Missouri (April 10).
• Earned his fourth win in his eighth start after 5.1 innings and seven strikeouts, allowing two runs on five hits and five walks against Ole Miss (April 4).
•Received his third win of the season at Arkansas State after throwing two strikeouts and allowing two hits in 1.2 innings (April 1).
•Was credited with a loss after tossing nine strikeouts in 5.1 innings and giving up eight runs on six hits and three walks against Vanderbilt (March 27).
•Notched his longest start this season, 8.1 innings, against Georgia on March 20, throwing seven strikeouts and allowing two runs on four hits in his second loss of the season.
•Pitched 8.0 innings against Florida and threw eight strikeouts, two runs on one hit and two walks in his second win of the season (March 13).
•Threw a career high 12 strikeouts, allowing five hits and one run, in 7.2 innings against Grand Canyon for his first win this season (March 6).
•Charged with his first loss of the season, after allowing one earned run through 6.0 innings and striking out six at UC Irvine (Feb. 27).
•Tossed 4.0 no-hit shutout innings, while striking out five and walking one against Lipscomb (Feb. 20).
•Received a no-decision after being given the starting nod on opening day, firing 5.0 shutout innings, allowing only one hit and striking out five (Feb. 13).

2014 - JUNIOR
•Made 10 appearances for the Vols, including four starts, going 3-1 with a 6.43 ERA over 14.0 innings of work.
•Recorded a win in his debut as a Vol, tossing 3.0 shutout innings while allowing only one hit and striking out two against La Salle (March 5).
•In his second start as a Vol, he received a no decision against Tennessee Tech (April 8) while allowing two hits, one earned run, and striking out two.
•Threw 1.0 shutout inning on only seven pitches against Alabama (April 20).
•Tossed 1.1 shutout innings at LSU (April 27).
•Pitched in 12 games (five starts) and named an All-Star for the Anchorage Bucs of the Alaska Baseball League (Summer 2014), collecting a league-leading 49 strikeouts in 42.2 innings pitched while his 1.89 ERA was fifth-best about ABL pitchers.

2012-13 - AT WALLACE STATE C.C.
• Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 22nd round (697th overall) in the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft.
• Played the past two seasons at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala.
• Listed as a Perfect Game Top 100 Junior College prospect.
• Named ACCC North Player of the Year and an ACCC/Region 22 First Team selection in 2013.
• Named the 2012 ACCC Pitcher of the Year after recording an 11-5 record, seven saves and a 1.74 ERA as a freshman.
• Posted an 8-4 record with an ERA under 2.00 as a sophomore.
• Tossed five complete games, recorded 90 strikeouts and had only 19 walks in 79 innings of work in 2012, leading the ACCC in wins, saves, ERA and strikeouts.
• Ranked second national as opposing hitters hit just .165 off of him.
• Among the top five in NJCAAA Division I pitchers in strikeouts, hits allowed per nine innings and wins.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Prepped at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell, Ga.
• Named Rawlings Southeast Region Honorable Mention All-American in 2011.
• Listed as a Perfect Game 2010 Underclass All-American Honorable Mention.
• Holds school records in career strikeouts.
• Helped the team to a 24-10 record and the Class-AA quarterfinals as a senior.
• Went 7-3 with a 2.90 ERA, striking out 67 in 58 innings his senior year.
• As a junior, was 9-1 with a 2.56 ERA and took the Titans to the Class-AA semifinals.

PERSONAL
• Full name is Bret Terrance Marks
• Born May 22, 1992
• Son of Terry, who played baseball at Southern Cal, and Cecile Marks, who ran track at USC
• Has two sisters, Courtney, who played soccer at Boston College, and Ashley, who played soccer at Auburn
• Majoring in Communications
• Recipient of the Gerdau Ameristeel Men's Athletic Endowed Scholarship
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