2008 (Jr.): Appeared in 21 games - the most among any returning Cardinal - and made six starts, going 3-4 with two saves and an 8.28 ERA ... Was part of two combined shutouts and worked 45.2 innings ... Struck out 32 batters and walked 32 while allowing a .313 opponent betting avg. ... Season-long outing of 6.2 innings came against Arkansas State (3/2) when he struck out three and walked one while scattering four hits for his first win of the year ... Struck out a career-high eight in six innings of a no-decisions against Buffalo (3/8) ... Struck out two of the three men he faced in earning his first save at home against Stephen F. Austin (3/21) ... Picked up his second save a day later with 1.1 innings of one-run ball ... Recorded his second and third wins of the year in back-to-back relief outings against Lousiana-Lafayette (4/22) and at Texas State (4/26) ... Tossed two innings of scoreless ball vs. ULL and five frames with just one hit and five strikeouts against the Bobcats ... Left-handed batters hit just .220 against him.
2007 (So.): Made eight starts and 22 total appearances - second-most on the team ... Was 5-5 with two saves and a 5.13 ERA ... Collected his first career win when he struck out five in 5.0 innings versus LeMoyne (2/27) ... Three days later he earned his first career save as he fanned the only batter he faced with runners on the corners in the top of the ninth and a two-run lead against UCSB (3/2) ... Longest outing was a 7.0 inning effort at A&M-Corpus Christi (4/21) where he allowed three runs in a 3-0 loss ... Struck out five and scattered four hits in a 4.0-inning save at McNeese State (5/18).
2006 (Fr.): Pitched in 13 games, earning five starts ... Posted a 1-3 record with a 9.82 ERA ... Struck out 21 and walked 24 in 29.1 innings pitched ... Pitched 5.0 innings, allowing one earned run on four hits vs. Houston (2/28) ... Picked up his first career win vs. Prairie View A&M (4/18), allowing one run on three hits with a season-high nine strikeouts in 5.0 IP.
High School: Three-year letterwinner for coach Clinton Welch at Dulles HS ... Earned first-team all-district honors ... Named to the Greater Houston Area all-star team ... Played for the Houston Kyle Chapman summer league team ... Drafted in the 18th round of the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros.
Personal: Brian Christopher Needham was born 7/21/86 in Houston, Texas ... Parents are Vernon and Cindy Needham ... Major is General Studies ... Hobbies are golf and fishing.