Brad Rulon
5-11, 192
B/R, T/R
Columbus, Ga.

Talented pitcher who emerged as a valuable member of the Tech bullpen during his freshman campaign....Has a live fastball and a power breaking ball, and mixes in a good change-up.

2008: Made a team-leading 34 appearances including 26 scoreless outings....His 34 appearances stands seventh for most in a season at Tech, while his seven saves is tied for 10th....Had 42 strikeouts in 34.2 innings of work....Tossed a 1-2-3 eighth inning against Youngstown State (2/24), striking out two of the three batters he faced to earn his first win of the season....Improved to 2-0 on the year by pitching a scoreless 10th inning against Georgia Southern (2/27)....Picked up win No. 3 with a scoreless outing against Rutgers (2/29)....Earned his first save of the season by throwing the final two innings against Duke (3/22)....Earned a pair of saves during series at Boston College (3/29-3/30), helping Tech to a 5-2 win in the series opener and a 3-2 victory to complete the sweep of the Eagles....Entered the game against Coastal Carolina (5/2) with no outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd to work out of an 8th-inning jam before tossing a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his fourth save of the season....worked a scoreless ninth inning against NC State (5/21) to preserve a 10-9 win over the Wolfpack in the opening game of the ACC Championships....Picked up two saves in the NCAA Athens Regional, with scoreless outings against Louisville (5/30) and Lipscomb (5/31)....selected in 34th round (1040th player overall) of June Draft by New York Yankees.

2007: Led team with 29 relief appearances....picked up wins against Maryland (3/30) and NC State (4/20) along with saves against NC State (4/21) and Clemson (4/29)....turned in 10 consecutive scoreless appearances 3/25 to 4/21....struggled in posting 12.38 ERA over last six appearances of regular season....recovered with two strong relief outings in ACC Tournament.

2006: Named to the 2006 Academic All-ACC Baseball Team and the 2006 ACC Honor Roll....Led team with a 2.20 ERA while posting a 5-0 record with two saves in team-leading 37 appearances out of bullpen....Struck out 51 batters in 49 IP in opponents to a .207 batting average....allowed no earned runs in his last five appearances on the season....overall, made scoreless outings in a total of 28 appearances during the season....posted a 0.77 ERA in regular season ACC appearances (23.1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER), holding opponents to a .163 average....Went 4-0 with two saves, 1.62 ERA in 33.1 IP in his last 23 appearances....Pitched for Brewster Whitecaps of Cape Cod League during summer.

2005: Made 17 relief appearances as a freshman....earned win with 3.2 inning stint in collegiate debut 2/12 at Georgia Southern....turned in five straight scoreless outings 4/3 to 5/13....pitched final two innings to combine with Lee Hyde on shutout of Virginia Tech 5/13....was solid in his only appearance of the NCAA Atlanta Regional, working 2.2 innings and allowing one run on one hit while fanning four vs. South Carolina....Spent summer with Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of Cape Cod League going 1-0 with three saves while walking just five and striking out 24 batters in 25.2 innings.

High School: A four-year letter-winner for coach Bobby Howard at Columbus High School as a pitcher....Led Columbus to the Georgia AAAA State Championship in 2004....Team was ranked No. 2 in the nation by USA Today and No. 5 by Baseball America....Went 9-1 with two saves and a 1.17 ERA as a senior while striking out 89 batters in 55 innings....only loss during 2004 was a 2-1 decision against nationally-ranked Gulliver Prep (Miami, Fla.)....Posted a 9-1 record with five saves and a 1.11 ERA as a junior, recording 97 strikeouts in 63 innings....A first-team all-Bi City selection in 2003 and 2004....Also lettered two years in football as a place-kicker.

Personal: Bradley Michael Rulon....Born June 22, 1986....Son of David and Anna Rulon....Brother Ben pitched in Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization following his collegiate career at Georgia State....Dean's List student majoring in Management.

 Georgia Tech Statistics
 Year     W-L   ERA   GS-G   CG  SV    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO   Avg  
 2005     1-0  4.94   17-0    0   0   23.2   22  16  13  11  20  .253
 2006     5-0  2.20   37-0    0   2   49.0   36  14  12  27  51  .207   
 2007     2-3  5.49   29-0    0   2   39.1   45  29  24  29  47  .304 
 2008     3-1  4.15   34-0    0   7   34.2   34  16  16  20  42  .258
 Career  11-4  3.99  117-0    0  11  146.2  137  75  65  87 160  .253