South Carolina vs Auburn baseball on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Auburn, Ala.
2011 - REDSHIRT SENIOR YEAR
Was given a medical redshirt after undergoing surgery in February ... Starting left fielder in three games (2-1) and seven-hole hitter in four games (3-1) ... Hit .182 (2-for-11) with two RBI ... Made one mound appearance before undergoing Tommy John surgery ... Was the starting DH against UAB (2/20) and was 0-for-1 with two walks and a run scored before coming in to get the final four outs on the mound, earning his first career save ... Entered with Auburn up, 4-0, and runners on first and second with two outs in the eighth ... Induced an inning-ending ground out and then struck out two of the five hitters he faced in the ninth, also issuing a walk and hitting a batter ... Was 1-for-3 with two RBI in the season-opening win over Arkansas State (2/18).
2010 - JUNIOR YEAR
Hit .323 with four doubles, a triple, five home runs and 32 RBI, scoring 27 runs ... Auburn was 22-4 in games in which he started ... Hit safely in 21 of the 26 games he started ... Laid down five sac bunts ... Played all three infield positions as well as left field ... Hit .429 with 14 RBI in SEC play ... Hit .429 in four NCAA Regional games (three starts) with three RBI and three runs scored, ending the year on a four-game hitting streak ... Start on June 6 vs. Southern Miss was his first since April 7 when he left the 6-2 win over South Alabama in the second after a HBP on his left hand ... X-rays reveled a broken bone ... Returned as a pinch hitter in the win over Jacksonville State (5/18) ... Went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the 22-7 win over Georgia State (4/6), giving him home runs in three consecutive games in which he played ... Was 3-for-5 with two home runs in the series at Alabama (4/2-4)... Homered in his last at bat on Friday and his first at bat on Sunday (didn't play on Saturday) against the Crimson Tide ... Had a huge Friday night at Georgia (3/19), collecting a double and his first two career home runs, driving in eight runs in the 20-3 win ... Had entered the game with just three extra-base hits and eight RBI in the first 16 games of the season before doubling both of those totals in the game ... The College Baseball Hall of Fame requested his batting gloves from the game afterward ... Scored four runs in 11 plate appearances against Alabama A&M (3/16-17) from the leadoff spot ... Had a five-game hitting streak (5-for-17, .294) from March 3-7 ... Was 4-for-10 with three runs scored during the Auburn Classic (2/26-28) ... Was 2-for-3 with two runs and a RBI in his Auburn debut (2/20 vs. Southeast Missouri).
JUNIOR COLLEGE (ITAWAMBA CC)
Played for Rick Collier at Itawamba CC... Went 3-2 in 40 1/3 innings in 2009 ... Struckout 37 ... Also hit .455 with 21 doubles, 11 home runs and 75 RBI ... Selected First Team All-State ... 2009 All-American ... Hit .361 with seven home runs and 48 RBI as a freshman while going 1-0 on the mound.
Played for Jason Russell at Oneonta ... Hit .455 with 16 HR, 72 RBI and 21 doubles as a senior ... Was also 18-1 with 109 strikeouts in 87 IP ... 2007 First Team All-State (P) ... Hit .496 with 9 HR and 28 doubles as a junior ... 2006 First Team All-State (2B) ... Four-time state powerlifting champion.
Justin Craig Bryant ... Born on Oct. 25, 1988 ... Son of Jeff and Pam Bryant ... Has two brothers, Corey (24) and Chase (18) ... Majoring in marketing.