THIS YEAR: Brett Hunter begins his sophomore season at Pepperdine . . . One of six sophomores on the Waves' roster . . . Made an immediate impact during his rookie campaign in 2006 . . . Earned Freshman All-American honors . . . Became Pepperdine's closer during freshman campaign . . Tabbed a preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) . . . Named to the 2007 Roger Clemens Award Watch List . . . Expected to be the Waves' closer in 2007 . . . Possesses a strong, live arm . . . Tied for eighth on Pepperdine's career saves list with 11.
SUMMER 2006: Played for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League . . . Appeared in 10 games, all as a starter, and went 4-2 with a 1.53 ERA . . . Logged 58.2 innings, allowed 38 hits, 10 earned runs, walked 16, struck out 47 and limited opposing batters to a 1.92 average . . . Selected the third-best pro prospect in the Northwoods League by Baseball America.
2006: Tabbed a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball . . . Selected first team All-West Coast Conference and named to the WCC's All-Freshman Team . . . Made 29 appearances, all but two in relief, and posted a 5-3 mark, 2.83 ERA and 11 saves . . . Eleven saves tied for third on Pepperdine's single-season saves list and 22nd in the nation . . . Total also led the WCC . . . Tied Santa Clara's Daniel DeMarco for first in appearances . . . Worked 60.1 innings, allowed 52 hits, 20 runs, 19 earned, walked 16, struck out 53 and limited opposing batters to a .245 average . . . Went 2-0 with a 4.60 ERA and four saves during WCC play . . .Worked 15.2 innings, allowed 17 hits, eight runs, walked three and struck out eight . . . Made collegiate debut and picked up first career victory against UNLV (2-3) in the season-opener after pitching 2.1 innings of relief, allowing one hit, walking one and striking out two . . . Worked a career-high 3.2 innings, of relief allowed two hits, one walk and struck out six at San Diego State (3-5) to earn second career win . . . Opened career with 17.0 consecutive scoreless innings before surrendering a ninth-inning home run and suffering first career loss against Oklahoma State (3-12) . . . Made first career start against Northwestern (3-25), pitched a career-high seven innings, scattered nine hits, allowed two runs and struck out a career-high eight batters to record a victory.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Moorpark High in Moorpark, California . . . Enjoyed an outstanding senior season . . . Named All-CIF, All-Ventura County and All-Marmonte League in 2005 . . . Worked 67 innings, walked 11, struck out 68 and posted 1.15 ERA as a senior . . . Selected a Bernie Milligan Los Angeles Daily News All-Star and to the Phil Nevin National Classic All-Tournament Team in 2005 . . . Named a 2004 Baseball Resource Showcase Top Prospect.
PERSONAL: Born June 27, 1987 . . . A resident of Moorpark, California . . . Attended Moorpark High . . . Helped 2005 Trombly Braves finish as runner-up at the Connie Mack World Series . . . Started and was the winning pitcher in Game 3 of the World Series after pitching 6.2 innings and striking out 13 in a 3-2 win over the Midland Redskins . . . Majoring in business administration . . . Considered Fresno State, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and USC before choosing Pepperdine.