Former Blue Tornado Hurler Brookshire To Be Inducted Into Belmont Hall

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Former McCallie pitcher Chase Brookshire ’09 will be inducted into the Belmont University Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 22 on the Belmont campus.


Brookshire ranks among the most decorated and dependable pitchers in Belmont history.

After being named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman team in 2010, the left-hander earned all-conference honors three consecutive seasons – twice more in the ASUN and in Belmont's inaugural season in the Ohio Valley Conference. 


He ranks first all-time in Belmont history in starts (55) and innings pitched (367.0), and boasts two of the top three single-season earned run averages for a starting pitcher in the Bruins NCAA Division I era (2.28, 2013; 2.45, 2012). 


One of his most notable Belmont pitching performances was a courageous, eight-inning outing in the 2011 NCAA Tournament as Belmont defeated Oklahoma State. When coupled with his equally-impressive start vs. Oregon State in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and his scheduled starts in the 2011 and 2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament, Brookshire posted a remarkable 1.76 ERA over nearly 31 innings of work. 


Beyond leading the Bruins to consecutive conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, Brookshire was named 2013 Belmont Presidential Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 Major League Baseball Entry Draft.


At McCallie, Brookshire was selected the City Player of the Year in 2009. As a senior, he posted an 8-2 record with two saves and an 0.87 ERA. He struck out 105 and walked 16 while limiting opponents to a .154 batting average. At the plate, he hit .445 with 35 RBI. He led Coach Chris Richardson’s Blue Tornado squad to a third-place finish at the Division II state tournament.


Brookshire was an All-State honoree at McCallie in 2008 and 2009 and was selected to the Team Tennessee Sunbelt squad in 2008.


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