AARON BRAYDrafted by Houston Astros NCAA Div. I – UNCC

Academic:

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Niners All-Time Career Hits Leader
  • Athletic Director’s List

Career:

  • Houston Astros: 27th-Round Pick by the in Amateur Draft
  • First 49er to hit a home run in consecutive NCAA Regional games
  • All-time leader in postseason at-bats (29), hits (11), total bases (18) and defensive assists (13) Named to Pre-Season Wallace Watch List
  • Second Niner in history to be named to Louisville Slugger Collegiate Baseball Freshman All- America Team
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  • Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year
  • Made 49er history

Attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is currently a professional instructor at the Athletic Barn in Waxhaw, NC.2009 27th-Round Pick by the Houston Astros in Amateur Draft (6/10/09)

Niners All-Time Career Hits Leader… Only one of two players in program history with over 200 hits and 200 runs scored

2009: Finished with 64 hits, ending his career with 293 hits, eclipsing Bo Robinson’s 289 for the most in career history… Needing one to tie, he recorded four hits in second game of A-10 Tournament, versus Fordham, to overtake Robinson… He is only one of two Niners (Kevin Ayers) to have over 200 hits and 200 runs in a career. Bray finished second all-time with 212 career runs (Ayers leads the charts with 216)… Bray also is tied for seventh with 10 career triples and is tenth in career stolen bases with 59… His .347 career batting average is tied for ninth on the all-time list… Played in 50 games, playing first, second and third during the season…

2008: All-Raleigh, N.C. Regional; Second Team All-Atlantic 10… Career .349 average is seventh on all-time career list at the end of season… At end of 2008 season, tied for tenth on Charlotte’s career triples (9) and stolen bases (48) lists… Played all but one game, stepping aside for senior Alex Bryant to start at third in his final home game on May 17 against Rhode Island. Started the first six games of the year at second base before moving back to third for the other 52 games of the season… Became the first 49er to hit a home run in consecutive NCAA Regional games, hitting a roundtripper against South Carolina and James Madison in Charlotte’s pair of postseason contests. Finished 5-for-10 in the postseason, with Charlotte’s first postseason four-hit game, and five RBI and three runs scored… His five hits and five RBI were Charlotte bests in the 2008 postseason… Is Charlotte’s all-time leader in postseason at-bats (29), hits (11), total bases (18) and defensive assists (13)… He and Chris Taylor (’08) are the only two Charlotte baseball players with two postseason home runs… Put together a season-best 19-game hitting streak from February 27-March 29, taking his batting average from .333 to .375, with 34 hits and a .386 average over that span… Had a team-best seven at-bats at Massachusetts on April 19 and is the last player to hit a leadoff home run (versus North Carolina A&T on April 8)… Athletic Director’s List (fall).

08 Summer League: Madison Mallards of the North Woods League

2007: First-Team All-Atlantic 10… Named to Pre-Season Wallace Watch List… Missed 11 games due to mid-season injury… Returned to have a better second half, working a .200 average up to a .346 average with a few games left to go in the season… Played all games at third base and batted lead-off for the majority of the season… Registered a 13-game hit streak near the end of the season, raising his average from .298 to .341 over that span… Logged six hits with four runs scored and four RBI in regional appearance.

2006: Second Niner in history to be named to Louisville Slugger Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America Team… Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, the second Niner in team history named Freshman of the Year… Named 2nd Team All-Atlantic 10 and All-Rookie Team… Finished second in the A-10 in runs scored, third in hits, tied for fourth in stolen bases, fifth in batting average, sixth in on base percentage, and tied for seventh in triples… Led team in on base percentage… Tied school record with eight at bats vs. Indiana on Feb. 26., Had team season-high 18-game hitting streak from Feb 18-March 18, going 40-for-81 (.494), with 28 runs scored and 19 RBI… One of four Niners to start and play in all 56 games of the season… Had most hits and highest batting average of any returning player… Tied for team lead with 17 stolen bases, including a team season-best three steals vs. Indiana on Feb. 24… Tied for team season game-high with four runs scored vs. Indiana on Feb. 24… Had a hit in 19 of first 21 games as a collegiate baseball player, running his batting average to .466 by the end of the streak… Had a hit in 44 of 56 games, and was hitless only once in consecutive games (three-game series against Saint Louis from April 28-30)… Scored a run in first 31 of 40 games, including two streaks of nine consecutive games with a run scored… Recorded 24 multi-hit games, including six 3-hit games and a trio of 4-hit contests… Batted .413 (43-for-104) hitting second in the lineup, including three triples, 18 RBI and 29 runs scored… Slugged .500 in the number-two spot in the batting order (43 hits, three doubles and three triples in 104 at bats)… Did not bat below .318 in any of four different spots in batting order… Only one of two regular starters not to ground into a double play…

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