|2 Brian Suerdick
Strong catcher emerged as the third catcher during the 2008 season, earning a spot on the SEC travel roster midway through the season ... Was instrumental in the development of the 2008 pitching staff, which led the SEC with a 3.71 ERA ... Will compete for a role behind the plate.
Played in the Great Lakes League, batting .258 (17-for-66) in 23 games ...Totaled two doubles, a triple and six RBI ... Drew 12 walks and totaled a .386 on-base percentage.
As the third catcher on the squad, played in 16 games off the bench ... Batted .182 (2-for-11) in limited offensive opportunities, ripping one double and one RBI ... Stole one base in one attempt ... Played in SEC games at South Carolina and vs. Alabama ... Made three pressure-packed putouts in the South Carolina game ... Played in UK's NCAA Regional opening game at Michigan.
Three-year letterman for coach Tony Ferraro at Wayne HS ...As a senior batted .418, with 31 hits, 19 runs scored, eight doubles, four home runs, 28 RBI and nine stolen bases ... Tournament of Stars selection junior and senior seasons ... Led team to sectional runner up finishes ... Team won the conference championship his junior and senior years ... First-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference as a junior ... First-team All-Miami Valley selection as a junior and senior ... Honorable mention All-State honors as a senior ... Second-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference squad as a senior ... Named to All-GWOC Academic Team ... Earned a honors diploma ... Four-year academic lettermen.
Full name is Brian Lee Suerdick ... Son of Kris and Wanda Suerdick ... One younger sister, Jessica (17) ... Father played baseball at Morehead State University ... Born April 16, 1988 in Dayton, Ohio.