Brian McIlhenny
Brian  McIlhenny


Scottsdale, Ariz.

High School:
Brophy College Preparatory

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 208


3 VL



Waves Travel to Crosstown Rival Loyola Marymount for Key WCC Series

Game one is set for Friday at 3 p.m., game two Saturday at 2 p.m. and game three Sunday at 1 p.m.


Waves Stay in Malibu to Host BYU

As part of the WCC initiative Pitch in For Baseball, fans that bring in gently used baseball equipment get in free during the series.


Pepperdine Returns to Eddy D. Field Stadium to Host San Francisco

Waves and Dons will square off in three-game WCC series starting Friday.


Waves Back in Action Tuesday at Cal Poly

After a break for finals, the Waves return to the diamond on the road at Cal Poly.


Waves Travel to Santa Clara to Continue WCC Competition

This weeekend marks the final series before the Waves take a break for finals and graduation.

Brian McIlhenny Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader

CAREER HIGHS: Strikeouts: 2 (8x), Last: 3/4/12 at Louisville; Walks: 3, 4/8/11 at Portland; IP (start): None; IP (relief): 3.1, 4/19 at UC Santa Barbara; Winning Streak: 2g, 4/2/11 - present; Losing Streak: 1g (2x), 3/26/11 - 4/2/11; Low-hit CG: None.

2012/JUNIOR: McIlhenny made 19 appearances as a lefty specialist out of the pen for the Waves ... Missed the better part of the month of April due to injury ... Threw a total of 8.1 innings, striking out nine ... Allowed only 10 hits and six earned runs ... Longest appearance of the season came vs. Fresno State (2/25), 1.2 innings ... In 10 of his 19 appearances, McIlhenny did not allow a hit ... Most hits allowed in an outing was two at UC Santa Barbara (3/20) ... Tallied a season-high and tied a career-high two strikeouts in 1.0 inning of action at Louisville (3/4) ... Also had two strikeouts vs. Fresno State (2/25).

2011/SUMMER: Playing for the Anchorage Bucs of the Alaska Baseball League ... ABL All-Star.

2011/SOPHOMORE: Led the West Coast Conference with 31 appearances and games in relief to go along with a 3-1 win-loss record, 4.37 ERA and 23 strikeouts ... Tossed 35.0 innings and faced a total of 149 batters ... Retired 23 of the first 31 batters he faced in a game for a 74 percent success rate ... Limited opponents to a .238 batting average ... WCC batters hit 12 points lower at a .226 clip, while lefties hit only .143 (6-for-42) ... Owned a 1.54 ERA and .135 opponents batting average when pitching in the ninth inning or later, giving up two runs on five hits over 11.2 IP with 6 Ks ... Tied his career game high of two strikeouts five times, most recently during a 1.2 inning performance at USC (5/24) ... Struck out a pair of Gauchos during career long 3.1 inning relief outing at UC Santa Barbara (4/19) - a game that took 15 frames to complete ... Won first game of year and of career in the third game vs. Eastern Kentucky (2/20) as he was the pitcher of record when Waves grabbed a 3-1 lead ... Pitched 0.2 innings vs. Colonels, giving up two hits with a strikeout ... Suffered lone loss of season vs. Dayton (3/26) after surrendering two runs on two hits and two walks ... Finished year, however, on a modest two-game winning streak, shutting out BYU (4/2) over 2.2 innings with 2 Ks in a 5-3 win, and delivering 2.0 scoreless frames in a 2-1 victory vs. Loyola Marymount (4/22) ... Enters 2012 on a 38-game errorless streak, which is second-longest streak among all Waves to Ryan Van Amburg (39) ... Did not allow a run to score over his final four appearances, totaling 5.1 innings.

2010/FALL: Appeared in two games plus the game one tiebreaker for the Orange Team during Pepperdine's Fall World Series ... Suffered the loss in the tiebreaker after surrendering a one-out, two-RBI single to Zach Vincej ... Pitched one inning of scoreless relief in game one's 5-5 tie (11/6) ... Struck out the first batter he faced and later got Cody Yount to ground into a 6-3 double play ... Walked two and struck out one in 1.1 innings of work in game two (11/7) ... Entered game in the sixth with two outs and runners and second and third, but got Yount to ground out to shortstop and end the threat.

2010/SUMMER: Assigned to the Rockville (Md.) Express of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, where he made nine relief appearances, collected three saves and posted a 1.80 ERA ... Struck out 17 batters in 15 innings pitched, including a season-high three in games vs. Baltimore (6/17 & 7/13), Silver Spring-Takoma (6/23) and Herndon (7/23) ... Earned his first save of the season vs. the T-Bolts on June 23 and then preserved a 3-0 shutout victory three nights later against the Southern Maryland Nationals (6/23) ... Logged his third save following a 3-1 win over the Baltimore Redbirds (7/18, g2) ... Lost his only decision on the final day of the regular season - a 4-2 loss to the Herndon Braves (7/23), in which he lasted a season-high 3.2 innings ... Delivered 9.1 innings of scoreless relief to begin the season and only allowed three earned runs all year long.

2010/FRESHMAN: Made 10 relief appearances for the Waves ... Finished his rookie campaign 0-1 with a 22.50 ERA and four strikeouts ... Struck out two batters through 1.1 scoreless innings of work vs. No. 12 UCLA ... Did not allow an earned run in six of his first eight outings, totaling 5.0 innings ... Suffered his lone of loss of the season vs. No. 10 Cal State Fullerton (5/12) after giving up three earned runs without retiring a batter ... Limited left-handed batters to a .182 (2-for-11) batting average ... Did not record an error.

2009/FALL: Registered one hit (single) in six at-bats through three starts at the Blue and Orange World Series ... Was also hit by a pitch ... Made two relief appearances for Blue, giving up two runs on six hits through 3.1 innings ... Struck out one batter, walked another and uncorked a wild pitch ... In his first outing in game one (11/12), pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh inning and held a 2-0 lead for Blue ... Retired the final five batters he faced after surrendering a one-out double to Ryan Van Amburg.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2009 from Brophy College Preparatory where he was a two-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Tom Succow ... Named team MVP, and was selected to the All-Desert Valley Region first team and All-State 5A second team following his senior campaign in which he batted .440 with three home runs and 36 RBI ... Named to the starting lineup in the 5A All-Star Game ... Helped lead school to a pair of Desert Valley Region Championships ... Batted .320 as a junior with two home runs and 14 RBI.

CLUB: Played in the Arizona Wood Bat League for the Padres, which won its league championship in 2009.

PERSONAL: Given name is Brian Bowyer McIlhenny ... Born and raised in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Major is undeclared ... Son of Jim and Mary McIlhenny ... Brother to Molly ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of, "the great academics, outstanding baseball program and location."

FAVORITES: Derek Jeter (pro baseball player) ... New York Yankees (pro baseball team) ... The Harry Potter series (books) ... Green Street Hooligans (movie) ... Entourage (TV show) ... BBQ Ribs (food) ... Swimming (sport other than baseball) ... Lists Michael Phelps as his biggest sports hero ... Hobbies include ping pong, swimming, going to the beach and playing Starcraft.

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