CAREER HONORS 2010 First-Team All-Big 12 (coaches) 2010 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award midseason watch list 2010 Olerud Two-Way Player Award watch list 2010 NCAA Forth Worth Regional All-Tournament 2010 MLB Draft Pick (Chicago Cubs, 18th round) 2009 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)
BAYLOR RECORDS BOOK Holds record for most saves by a sophomore (12 in 2010) ... Holds record for most total sacrifices by a sophomore (12 in 2010) ... Tied for third-most total sacrifices in single season (12 in 2010) ... Third-most total sacrifices in Big 12 single season (7 in 2010) ... Tied for seventh-most total sacrifices in Big 12 career (9) ... Tied for ninth-most stolen bases in Big 12 single season (7 in 2010) ... Tied for seventh-most stolen bases in Big 12 career (13) ... Fourth-best Big 12 single-season ERA by reliever (1.53 in 2010) ... Third-most saves in single season (12 in 2010) ... Tied for seventh-most saves in Big 12 single season (4 in 2010) ... Tied for fifth on career saves list (13) ... Tied for sixth on career Big 12 saves list (5) ... Fifth-best Big 12 single-season opponents batting average by reliever (.188 in 2010) ... Eighth-best WHIP in Big 12 single season by reliever (1.189 in 2010) ... Fifth on fewest hits allowed per 9 innings in Big 12 single season by relievers list (6.11 in 2010) ... Tied record for pitching appearances in a regional (3 in 2010) ... Tied record for saves in a regional and single postseason (2 in 2010) ... Tied record for triples in one Big 12 tournament (2 in 2010) ... Tied record for career triples at Big 12 tournaments (2).
2010 (SOPHOMORE) Named first-team All-Big 12 as two-way player ... Saw action as position player in 48 games, 47 of which were starts ... Also pitched in 23 games, all in relief ... Started 46 games in center field, one as designated hitter ... Batted second (42 games), first (twice), eighth (twice) and ninth (once) ... Hit .305 (57-for-187) with 12 doubles, six triples, two home runs, 28 RBI and 41 runs scored overall ... Also went 18-for-20 stealing bases and drew 20 walks ... Led team in steals (18), sacrifice bunts (11), total sacrifices (12), triples (6), bunt hits (10) and infield hits (17) ... Total sacrifices were most ever by Baylor sophomore ... Third on team in runs (41) and on-base percentage (.391), tied for fourth in doubles (12) ... Went 2-4 with 12 saves and 2.45 ERA in 33.0 innings pitched ... Led team in saves (12) and broke Baylor record for saves by sophomore ... Saves total tied for 11th in nation ... Led team with .225 opponents batting average ... Second on team in total appearances (23) and relief appearances (23) ... Best ERA on team among pitchers with at least 13.0 innings pitched ... Allowed only one home run on season ... Started in center field and went 1-for-2 with walk, run scored a RBI vs. Duke (2/20) ... Drove in game-tying run and scored winning run in seventh inning, then moved to mound and retired all four batters faced to notch save vs. Blue Devils ... Picked up second save of season by allowing one hit and striking out one in 1.0 inning vs. No. 22 Georgia (2/21) ... Saved third straight team game by retiring all three batters faced on groundouts vs. Texas State (2/26) ... Reached on bunt single, walked and stole base vs. Western Kentucky (2/28) ... Batting leadoff, went 2-for-3 with two walks, run scored and stolen base in series opener vs. Oral Roberts (3/5) ... Went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs, RBI and stolen base in first game of doubleheader vs. ORU (3/6) ... In second game, doubled, walked twice, had sacrifice bunt, stole base and scored run ... Moved from center field to mound to work final 1.1 innings, allowing only an unearned run to notch fourth save and complete sweep of doubleheader ... Went 2-for-3 with walk, three runs, three RBI and stolen base in series finale vs. Oral Roberts (3/7) ... Had bunt singles in each of first two innings, doubled and scored twice in 3-for-4 effort vs. Louisiana Tech (3/9) ... Went 2-for-5 with double and two runs scored, then moved to mound and worked out of bases-loaded jam in scoreless ninth inning to notch fifth save in series opener vs. Illinois-Chicago (3/12) ... Went 2-for-4 with walk, two runs and RBI vs. UIC (3/13) ... Hit game-tying solo homer in fifth inning of win vs. UTSA (3/24) ... Went 2-for-4 with double and two runs in series opener vs. Kansas (3/26) ... Singled twice, stole base and scored run, then moved to mound to retire all three batters faced in scoreless ninth to notch sixth save and even series vs. KU (3/27) ... Took tough-luck loss after working then-career-long 4.1 innings and allowing four unearned runs on one hit with three strikeouts in series finale vs. Kansas (3/28) ... In second game of doubleheader vs. Missouri (4/3), had RBI single and allowed one run in 1.2 innings to record seventh save ... Went 3-for-5 with walk, double, stolen base, two runs and one RBI in series finale at Missouri (4/4) ... Also worked 0.2 scoreless inning on mound ... Singled twice, walked and scored pair of runs vs. Texas State (4/6) ... Went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases, two runs and two RBI vs. Northwestern State (4/7) ... Doubled twice, drove in one and scored one run in series opener at No. 23 Texas A&M (4/9) ... Had two-run triple and walked in win to even series vs. Aggies (4/10) ... Worked around leadoff single in scoreless ninth inning of 2-1 win to notch eighth save and clinch series vs. Texas A&M (4/11) ... Pitched scoreless 10th inning at UT Arlington (4/13) to record ninth save ... Worked scoreless inning in series finale at Kansas State (4/18) ... Went 1-for-2 with double, walk, sacrifice bunt, sacrifice fly and two RBI vs. Sam Houston State (4/20) ... Picked up first win of season after allowing an unearned run and striking out two in 2.0 innings in series opener vs. Nebraska (4/23) ... Retired both batters faced in series opener vs. No. 2 Texas (4/30) ... Took tough-luck loss at Texas (5/1), allowing one run and striking out four in final 3.2 innings of 14-inning loss ... Went 2-for-5 with triple in second game of doubleheader at Texas Tech (5/15) ... Reached on bunt single, stole second and third base and came around to score in series-clinching win at Tech (5/16) ... Walked twice, had RBI single and scored run vs. Dallas Baptist (5/18) ... Also worked 1.0 scoreless inning vs. Patriots ... Picked up second win of season by allowing one run in 1.1 innings in series opener vs. Oklahoma State (5/21) ... Capped four-run ninth-inning rally vs. Cowboys by drilling two-out, two-run, walk-off single ... Went 3-for-5 with home run, two stolen bases, two RBI and three runs vs. OSU (5/22) ... Recorded final out to post 10th save and clinch series sweep vs. Oklahoma State (5/23) ... Went 2-for-5 with double, two RBI and run scored vs. Arizona (6/4) in Fort Worth Regional ... Recorded final two outs in elimination game vs. Lamar (6/5) to notch 11th save ... Worked perfect ninth inning to record 12th save and advance Bears to regional final by beating Arizona (6/6) ... Named to Fort Worth Regional All-Tournament team after tying Baylor record with two saves in regional.
2009 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN) Played in 33 games with 26 starts ... All 26 starts came in center field ... Was sometimes used as late-inning defensive replacement ... Also worked 21.1 innings over 13 appearances out of bullpen ... Batted mostly in leadoff spot (17 games), but also hit ninth (seven times) and eighth (twice) ... Hit .255 (26-for-102) with three doubles, triple and home run ... Led team in steals (11) and ranked sixth in runs (26) and walks (13) ... On the mound, went 3-0 with 5.91 ERA and one save ... Worked perfect inning of relief against Pacific (2/21) ... Came back the following day and picked up win after holding Pacific to one run in 2.0 innings of relief ... Walked and scored run against BYU (2/23) in first career start ... Went three straight games with bunt single (2/28-3/4) ... Started by going 2-for-4 with two runs and RBI in win over No. 9 UCLA (2/28) ... The following day against No. 10 Rice, went 2-for-4 and scored once ... Went 2-for-3 with bunt single, double, stolen base, walk and run at No. 13 TCU (3/4) ... Walked three times, scored twice and stole base against South Alabama (3/6) ... Reached on infield single and scored twice in win over No. 5 UC Irvine (3/7) ... Went 2-for-4 with run and worked final 2.2 innings on the mound, limiting UAB (3/8) to one hit to earn win ... Facing sweep after trailing 3-1 in sixth inning of series finale against No. 3 Texas A&M (3/16), drilled Grand Slam to take lead as Bears went on to win ... Went 3-for-7 with triple, two RBI and three runs at Texas State (3/18) ... Also worked final 3.2 innings on mound, limiting Bobcats to one run on four hits to earn victory ... Went 2-for-4 with double and two runs scored in series opener against Texas Tech (3/20) ... Walked and stole base following day against Red Raiders, but also allowed two runs on three hits in 0.2 inning ... Hit RBI double and scored run in win over No. 16 TCU (3/26) ... Reached on infield single and stole pair of bases in series opener against Kansas State (3/27) ... Walked, reached on bunt single and scored run in middle game of K-State series ... In series finale (3/29), came in from bullpen with potential tying and go-ahead runs on base and worked final 2.0 innings without allowing hit to notch first career save ... Didn't return to lineup for next 12 days, but worked twice out of bullpen during stretch ... Came out of bullpen to get final out of seventh inning against Texas State (3/31) ... Returned to lineup against Missouri (4/10), singled, stole base and scored run ... Went 3-for-6 with pair of bunt singles and run scored in first game of doubleheader against Missouri (4/11) ... Allowed just hit and walk in 2.0 shutout innings at Sam Houston State (4/21) ... Worked 2.1 innings of relief and allowed just one run in win over UTSA (4/29) ... Came on as defensive replacement, walked and stole base against No. 8 Texas (5/3) ... Reached on pair of bunt singles, walked, stole two bases and scored three times vs. Stephen F. Austin (5/12) ... Didn't return to field until 18 days later, drew pinch-hit walk and scored game-tying run in eighth inning against No. 2 LSU (5/30) at Baton Rouge Regional.
2008 (TRUE FRESHMAN) Sat out season as redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL Prepped at Hays High School in Buda, Texas ... Pitched and played infield for head coach Doug Ragsdale ... Led Rebels to 27-9 record as senior along with district, bi-district and area titles ... Two-time all-district selection ... Named second-team All-CenTex as senior ... Starting shortstop for 2007 Austin Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game ... Hit .340 with .508 on base percentage and posted 1-0 record with 3.68 ERA as junior ... Hit .358 with .544 on base percentage in 2007 ... Also lettered in football and track ... Played wide receiver and quarterback for Hays football team, helping Rebels to 10-2 and 10-4 records during junior and senior seasons, respectively ... Earned all-district honors as senior ... Established school track records in triple jump ... Was member of school-record setting 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter relay teams, and 4x800-meter relay team that finished fourth in state ... Honorable mention academic all-state.
PERSONAL Full name is Ronald Brooks Pinckard ... Born Aug. 15, 1988, in Austin, Texas ... Son of Casey and Dede Pinckard ... Father was four-year baseball letterwinner as third baseman at Texas Lutheran ... Mother was 4A state champion in triple jump and set national age group record with 40' 11" triple jump at AAU national track meet ... General studies major.