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Eric Brenk – Infielder with EU Passport (German)

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Name

Eric Brenk

Status - Summer ball (March to October)

Signed

Status - Winter ball (October to March)

Available

Date of Birth (dd/mm/year)

22/03/1992

Height / Weight

191 cm/ 95 kg

Main Position

Infield

Second position(s)

Utility

Throws

Right

Bats

Right

Birth Place

USA

Current Residency & Passports Held

Currently live in U.S., hold both German and U.S. Passports

College

Wofford College

College Association

NCAA D1

Professional Experience

European Professional

Previous Teams

German National Team: 2014 –

Wofford College (NCAA Division 1): 2011-2014

Stat Summary

Below are my stats from 2014 in the 1st Bundesliga in Germany. I joined the Bad Homburg Hornets after my college season was over, so I was only able to play in the second half of the season. Regardless, I had immediate success, and I was able to help the club remain in the 1st Bundesliga.

Achievements / Accomplishments

RESUMÉ

OBJECTIVE
A position in baseball as a player or player/coach.

SKILLS PROFILE
– Intensely hard worker and competitor
– Very good size and athleticism
– Can effectively play both infield and outfield
– Plus speed, arm, and defensive skills that results in defensive versatility
– Gaps hitter that can drive in runs and run the bases very effectively
– Good understanding of the game and very good one-on-one teaching skills

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

German National Team: 2014

– Played with the German National Team in the 2014 European Champioships

Bad Homburg Hornets: 2014
(Bad Homburg, Germany)

– Starting shortstop in the premiere baseball league in Germany
– MVP of Finkstonball Tournament in Attnang, Austria
– Member of the International Stars during Prague Baseball Week
– Coached local youth to help develop talented but inexperienced ballplayers
– Worked and organized various sports camps

Wofford College: 2011 — 2014
(Spartanburg, South Carolina)

– Competed in NCAA Division 1
– 3 – year starter at third base
– Voted a team captain by teammates and coaches for 2014 season

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Core Athletics Training Facility, Concord, NC
– Employed from 2008 – 2011
– Personal instructor/coach for young ballplayers
– Directed and assisted with camps for baseball players of various ages

Friedberg Braves, Friedberg, Germany
– Helped develop talented but inexperienced young players
– Provided knowledge of the game in an area where baseball is very much a secondary sport

Testimonials

David Darwin
Owner of Core Athletics Training Facility and former Minor League pitcher:

To Whom It May Concern:

It has been a pleasure and privilege to have coached and worked with Eric Brenk over the last nine years. As owner of Core Athletics baseball training facility, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Eric in all aspects of his game. He has played for teams within our program and we have worked together on his individual skills.

Eric possesses a strong work ethic and is highly motivated to succeed. He has been diligent to improve every day, always going the extra mile to maximize training. As a result, he has made great strides physically, to reach his goal to play baseball at the collegiate level. In addition, he demonstrates a high level of maturity by making decisions that align with his priorities and goals.

Baseball is about individual efforts within a team game. Eric is a true team player in that he will play anywhere the team needs him. He has gone to great lengths to improve at various positions to best help the team succeed. As players look up to him, he has elevated those around him and inspired them to reach their own goals.

Additionally, Eric has worked alongside me in many of our camps and clinics. Through these experiences he has gained insight into improving his own game and learned how to communicate effectively in order that others may learn. He has always been professional with his communication and in his appearance. He has shown great patience with young athletes and connects well with his peers to work toward common goals.

In conclusion, I firmly believe that Eric will be successful in whatever he pursues. His presence in our program is greatly missed and I wish him all the best in the future.

Sincerely,

David Darwin
Core Athletics
Email: daviddarwin@mycoreathletics.com

Other references:

Todd Interdonato, Head Baseball Coach at Wofford College
interdonatotj@wofford.edu

Mike Miller, Head Baseball Coach of Martha’s Vineyard Sharks
millerm@dewv.edu

About Me

I have always had a strong work ethic and love for the game, as evident by my desire to keep playing after college, regardless of whether I get an opportunity with a Major League organization.

In 2014, I played shortstop for the Bad Homburg Hornets in the German Bundesliga, After the Bundesliga season, I joined the German National Team to compete in the European Championships. I was a 3-year starter at third base for Wofford College, competing in the Southern Conference in NCAA Division 1. I am not limited to the infield though, and I would be more than able and willing to play anywhere.

I also have some pitching experience, but I never pitched in college games. I made two appearances on the mound in Bundesliga games in 2014 and was relatively effective in both.

I have family in Germany, as well as a set of grandparents that are German immigrants. I currently hold both a German and U.S. passport.

I also have coaching experience, especially with younger kids, both as a personal and team instructor/coach. I would be more than willing to coach if that would help me find somewhere to play.

I would love to set up a Skype interview with any clubs that are interested and would like to ask me some more questions.

Desired level of baseball

Open to any professional opportunity

Desired destinations

Australia, Austria, Almost Anywhere, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Contact Information

Cell: +17046521119

Email: chsericbrenk@yahoo.com

Skype: eric.brenk33

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