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Brian Manning
Brian  Manning


Anaheim Hills. Calif.

High School:
Mater Dei

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195




Villanova: Closer out of the bullpen for head coach George Bennett and the Wildcats...Had a record breaking year in 1999 in only his second season at Villanova.

1999- Set a new school record for the best strikeout per innings pitched ratio in a season at 1.62 (56 K?s in 34.2 IP)...Broke the Villanova record for appearances in a season with 30...Tied the school record for saves in a season with nine...Recorded a 3-2 record and a 7.01 ERA on the year...Was 2-1 with a 6.00 ERA in 18.0 innings of Big East Conference action...Struck out 28 batters in only 18 innings against Big East foes...Held Big East opponents to a .219 batting average.

1998- Led the team in appearances with 17...Posted a 2-3 record and a 4.03 ERA...Recorded a team-high two saves...Struck out 30 batters in 29 innings...Yielded 26 hits and 24 walks...Held opponents to a team-low .234 batting average...Appeared in nine Big East contests...Winless in three decisions, tallying a 5.40 ERA...Allowed 17 hits and nine walks in 13.1 innings, striking out eight batters.

Personal: Marketing major...Older of two boys of Edward and Dianne Manning...Father played basketball at Villanova from 1972-75...Born 6/20/78 in Sacramento, Calif.