Ellis Leads Dominant Pitching Outing In Opener Against Hatters
2013: Made seven relief appearances on the season ... Did not record a decision and posted a 6.75 ERA as he allowed six runs on eight hits through 8.0 innings of work ... Struck out 10 and walked six in his time on the mound ... Worked a season-long 1.2 innings of relief against Southern Miss (4/16) at Trustmark Park, allowing a hit with three strikeouts ... Three of his seven appearances were scoreless outings of 1.0 inning each in relief ...
2012: Made 15 relief appearances on the season ... Posted a 1-0 record with a 3.98 ERA as he allowed 10 runs - nine earned - through 20.1 innings of work ... Struck out 31 and allowed eight walks while holding opponents to a .250 batting average against ... Combined for three shutouts on the season: Houston (3/9), Jackson State (3/27) and Central Arkansas (4/10) ... Made his first collegiate appearance against Jackson State (2/29), working 1.0 inning with a walk and two strikeouts ... Picked up his relief win against Mississippi State (4/17) in the Governor's Cup Game at Trustmark Park ... Worked 2.2 hitless innings with five strikeouts and did not allow a run ... Named Most Valuable Player of the Governor's Cup Game ... Matched that season-long 2.2 innings of work and season-high five strikeouts against No. 15 Arkansas (4/22) in the series finale ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years under head coach Kevin Burdine at Biloxi High School ... Named to the Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen in 2011 ... Named a second team All-State selection in 2010 and 2011 ... Helped his team to the 2011 District Title ... Selected to play in the 2011 Crossroads Diamond Club Mississippi High School All-Star Game ... Posted a 7-3 record with a 2.12 ERA as a senior ... Tallied 77 strikeouts and 18 walks in 54.0 innings of work ... Also hit .321 with four home runs and 30 RBI as a senior to go along with 10 doubles and 26 runs scored ... Turned in a career record of 16-7 with a 1.64 ERA to go along with 195 strikeouts and 56 walks in 123.0 innings of work ... Hit .319 for his career with eight home runs, 17 doubles, 53 RBI and 43 runs scored ... Also lettered three years in football and basketball ... Named Offensive MVP of the football team in 2010 ... Helped the basketball team claim the state championship in 2009 ... Three-time academic award winner in basketball ...
MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Patrick and Allison Buchanan ... Born April 29, 1993 ... Has a younger sister, Frances ... Played summer ball with Marucci Elite ... Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 19th round of the 2011 MLB Draft ... Grandfather, Raymond Brown, played quarterback at Ole Miss (1955-57) and played safety for the Baltimore Colts and backed up Johnny Unitas at quarterback.
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