Air Force vs. BYU - May 21, 2011
2011 Team Photos - May 4, 2011
Air Force vs. Utah - April 29, 2011
Air Force vs. Portland - March 18, 2011
AF vs. Creighton (Game 2) - March 16, 2011 - Photos by Ray McCoy
Notable: Did not play in 2010 to focus on academics.
Sophomore (2009): Pitched in 16 games, all in relief...struck out six in 8.2 innings...faced one batter seven times...did not allow an earned run in seven outings...had season high's of three strikeouts in two innings vs. New Mexico...picked up a save vs. Southern Utah...played summer ball for the Fayetteville Swampdogs.
Freshman (2008): Second on team with 22 pitching appearances ... also second with 18 relief appearances ... tied for second on team with three wins ... went 3-3 in 31 innings pitched ... struck out 18 ... made four starts ... first-career win came against Mississippi State ... also earned wins over Ohio State and Colorado Christian ... struck out a career-best four batters against Miss St. and Doane ... pitched a career-long four innings against Colorado Christian ... pick up first-career save against UNLV.
Francis Howell Central HS (St. Charles, Mo.): Lettered two years in baseball...all-conference...GAC South All-Academic...missed half of his senior season with an injury...2.68 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 44 innings pitched as a junior...National Honor Society member...Wendy's High School Student-Athlete All-American...high school baseball coach was Ray Howard...played summer ball for the St. Louis Recruits, coached by Gus Lombardo.
Personal: Member of Cadet Squadron 24...nickname is Pings...on the Dean's and Commandant's lists...is an A-Flight commander in his squadron... something most people don't know about him is that he can play the piano...favorite non-traditional sporting event to watch is arm wrestling...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...has an older sister, Kristen...son of Ken and Pam Pingel.
Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy because I knew I would always regret it if I didn't come. I knew it would provide me a great number of opportunities. Baseball was the leading cause, however; once I was here, the friends I met kept me here."
Getting to know Brad:
Greatest moment in sports: Getting the win against Mississippi State my freshman year. It was the first time the Academy won against an SEC school.
Hobbies: Movies, Golf, Fishing. Favorite food: Chicken Parmesan.
Favorite Movie: Tie between Sherlock Holmes, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Old School.
Person in history you'd like to meet and why: Lee Harvey Oswald to ask if he did it?
Something not many people know about you: I am a junior virtuoso piano player.
Most noteworthy thing(s) about your hometown: It was the most dangerous city in America in 2009.
Favorite athlete and why: Billy Wagner because he's a small lefty that throws hard.
Pre-game rituals: Listen to music, play two-ball, try to relax.
If you could be on any reality TV show, what would it be? Not a fan of reality TV, but would definitely want to be on the Office.
What do you have on your iPod? Rap, country, Christmas music, classical, techno, movie soundtracks.
If you could trade places with one of your teammates for day, who would it be and why? A position player so I could take batting practice one last time.
How did you spend your summer? 1st period- Went home and spent time with family and friends. 2nd period - BCT Academic Cadre, gave briefings about differing topics at the Academy. 3rd period - LRC Cadre.
Favorite quote: The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.