WCU takes season-opening series with 15-4 win; drops finale, 9-5
2014 (Freshman): Made nine relief appearances, tossing 5.2 innings on the season ... Recorded four strikeouts against nine walks ... Allowed six hits including one for extra bases ... Made his collegiate debut against second-ranked Mississippi State (Feb. 15), throwing an inning against the Bulldogs with one walk ... Posted his first collegiate strikeouts in game one of a doubleheader against Rider (March 15) ... Tossed a career-long two innings out of the bullpen in WCU's extra inning road win at Winthrop (April 15). Summer League: Pitched for the Newark (N.Y.) Pilots of the Perfect Game Collegiate League ... Saw action in nine games with five starts and a save ... Threw one complete game in a 7-2 victory on July 10, striking out eight against one walk while surrendering two runs on just eight hits in the CG ... Posted a 3-1 record with a 2.27 ERA on the summer in 35.2 innings ... Struck out 32 batters against 17 walks, allowing just 11 runs - nine of which were earned.
Prior to Western Carolina: Three-year varsity letter winner and a three-time all-conference selection ... Earned CAP-8 Conference Pitcher of the Year accolades as a senior, posting a 6-1 record with a 0.40 ERA ... Struck out 90 batters against 20 walks through 61 innings of work ... Picked up all-state plaudits in his final season ... Set a school records for consecutive game hitting streak at 22, putouts by an outfielder and appearances in a single-season.
Personal: Full name is Brian Joseph Nobles ... Is the son of Gary and Jill Nobles ... Has a brother, Daniel ... His father, Gary, played college basketball.
Career Game Highs: Innings Pitched: 2.0, at Winthrop (4/15/14) Strikeouts: 2, RIDER, Gm2 (3/15/14) Walks: 3, RIDER, Gm2 (3/15/14)