Kevin Brandt reunited with pitching brilliance on Sunday afternoon.
The junior East Carolina pitcher who gained notoriety for felling such teams as North Carolina, N.C. State and South Carolina as a freshman returned to the spotlight after being forced to battle his way out of the bullpen and back into the Pirates' starting rotation.
Getting just his second start of the season, Brandt blistered through visiting Rutgers in a 6-0 victory that completed a three-game sweep for ECU and marked the Pirates' ninth win in 10 games. The lefty struck out a career-high 12 batters in seven shutout innings, the third time in his career he's rung up 10 or more in a game, while limiting the Scarlet Knights (7-11) to just a pair of hits.
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