UCLA Baseball BIO
Gavin Brooks
Player Profile:
Gavin Brooks 1425637
Position: Left Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Vista, Calif.
High School: Rancho Buena Vista

Served as a starting pitcher in UCLA's weekend rotation in 2007 and 2008, going 12-10 on the mound, before contributing as UCLA's closer in 2009...has logged eight career saves (all in 2009), tied for ninth place on UCLA's career saves list...eight-save total is tied with two other players for fifth-most on UCLA's single-season saves list...in three seasons at UCLA, has gone 12-14 with a 4.71 career ERA...compiled 196 strikeouts and 103 walks in 218.0 innings, pitching in 59 games (33 starts)...selected in the ninth round (285th overall) of the 2009 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees.

Made a team-leading 27 appearances (one start)...recorded a team-high eight saves, the highest single-season total at UCLA since 1997 (Jake Meyer, eight saves)...earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 team accolades and second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the second consecutive season...went 0-4 with a 4.71 ERA, recording 36 strikeouts and 20 walks in 36.1 innings...limited the opposition to a .269 batting average...had a season-best outing at Oklahoma (March 8), tossing five hitless innings in relief - logged five strikeouts and two walks...earned his first career save in UCLA's first game of a doubleheader at East Carolina (March 13) - allowed one hit in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief, recording four strikeouts and one walk (with runners at first and second base, recorded consecutive strikeouts to end the game)...struck out the side in the ninth inning in a series-clinching victory at USC (March 23)...entering the game with runners at first and third base, recorded three consecutive outs to notch the save and hand UCLA an 8-6 victory against Arizona in a series-clinching win (March 29)...recorded two saves in UCLA's three-game sweep of Washington - pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a 4-2 series-opening win (April 17); tossed 1.1 hitless innings of relief in the series finale (April 19)...notched two saves in UCLA's series victory against Oregon State - allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning in the series opener, a 7-5 win (April 24); with the tying run at the plate, induced a game-ending flyout in the series finale, a 5-2 win (April 26)...in consecutive one-inning appearances against Cal State Fullerton (May 16-17), notched two strikeouts in each game...allowed one unearned run and three hits in 3.1 innings of relief at UC Irvine (May 19), striking out two batters.

Made 14 starts, logging a 6-3 record and 5.07 ERA in 71.0 innings...secured honorable mention All-Pac-10 team honors...earned his sixth victory of the season against Washington State, limiting the Cougars to four hits in 5.2 scoreless innings (May 18)...won each of his four starts in April...limited Washington to three runs (two earned) and seven hits in 7.0 innings, tying his season high with eight strikeouts to pick up the win (April 27)...helped UCLA salvage its weekend series against Stanford (April 20), earning the victory by holding the Cardinal to two runs and four hits in six innings...logged eight strikeouts in a series-sweeping win against UC Riverside (April 13), allowing four runs (two earned) and six hits in eight innings...tossed a season-high 8.1 innings to earn the victory against USC (April 6), allowing two runs and four hits...picked up his first win of the season in a rain-delayed game at Cal Poly (March 15), allowing five runs and six hits in five innings...got the starting nod in the season-opener against Oklahoma (Feb. 23, game one), allowing one run and one hit in five innings while striking out six hitters.

Made 18 starts as a true freshman...single-season total of 110.2 innings is the most in school history by a freshman...also logged 98 strikeouts, a single-season freshman record at the time...registered a 4.47 ERA and 6-7 record...ended his season having thrown three consecutive complete games...through his final four starts, logged a 3-1 record and a 1.34 ERA; limited hitters to a .167 average in that span, totaling 28 strikeouts and issuing six walks...limited Cal State Fullerton to two runs and seven hits in eight innings, striking out 12 hitters in a 2-1 elimination loss in the Super Regionals (June 10)...pitched his second of three consecutive complete games in a 3-1 win over Illinois-Chicago in the Long Beach Regional (June 2)...earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors after throwing his first collegiate complete game against Oregon State (May 27), limiting the Beavers to two runs (one earned) and three hits while striking out seven...registered a career-high 11 strikeouts in 8.0 innings against Arizona (April 29), allowing five runs (one earned) and six hits...recorded eight strikeouts one week later at Stanford (April 1), allowing three runs and seven hits in 8.0 innings; earned the victory at Stanford to help give UCLA its first three-game sweep at Sunken Diamond since 1991...made his collegiate debut as the starting pitcher against Winthrop (Feb. 4).

High School
Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner under head coaches Leo Fletes and Steve Hargrave (sophomore season) at Rancho Buena Vista High School...recorded a .375 batting average and a .573 on-base percentage as a senior...tallied 24 runs scored, 11 RBI and two home runs; pitched eight scoreless innings, striking out 12 batters while allowing two hits...earned AFLAC All-America honors in 2005...named the 2006 Rancho Buena Vista male athlete of the year...posted a .400 batting average as a junior, collecting a team-best 24 RBI...gained 2005 All-Avocado League honors...captured San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic accolades with a 4.1 GPA as a junior and a 4.2 GPA as a senior...ranked the third-best prospect in the nation among high school juniors in the 2004 Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association Fall Championship...posted a 6-1 record with 56 strikeouts in 50 innings as a sophomore; that season, he earned Rancho Buena Vista most outstanding pitching accolades...earned most valuable player honors at Rancho Buena Vista as a freshman...ranked No. 33 among the top-100 high school seniors by teamonebaseball.com...was a Dean's List honoree each of his four years...also played three years of basketball, earning all-conference honors as a junior.

Full name: Gavin Lee Brooks...born October 27, 1987 in Vista, Calif...Gavin is the oldest of Louis and Terri Brooks' two children...has one sister, Kelby...economics major.

Career Highs
Innings Pitched - 9.0 (twice), last vs. Illinois-Chicago (6/2/07)
Strikeouts - 12 at Cal State Fullerton (6/10/07)


2007 Fr. 4.47 6-7 18 18 3 0 110.2 111 72 55 30 98 18 2 12 481 .266 11 12 5 17 0
2008 So. 5.07 6-3 14 14 0 0 71.0 68 50 40 53 62 11 0 9 346 .252 6 13 3 6 1
2009 Jr. 4.71 0-4 27 1 0 8 36.1 36 26 19 20 36 12 0 1 170 .269 10 9 2 5 0
TOTALS <!> 4.71 12-14 59 33 3 8 218.0 215 148 114 103 196 41 2 22 997 .262 27 34 10 28 1
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