Hometown: Miami, FL
A great athlete and competitor who comes into his senior year with a new attitude ... Improved tremendously from last year ... More focused during practice ... Developed command of his pitches ... After working primarily in relief, should make a jump to the rotation.
JUNIOR (2006): Worked mainly in relief, but also made six starts ... Went 4-3 with two saves and a 5.29 ERA in 49.1 innings with 49 strikeouts ... Went 2-1 with two saves in relief with a 4.87 ERA and a .228 opponents’ batting average ... Was 2-2 as a starter ... Entered the game with the bases loaded and no outs and earned the save against Tusculum on Feb. 6 ... Closed out the Bucs’ 9-8 win over Lynn on Apr. 1 ... Picked up the win against former Buccaneer skipper Juan Ranero and the Rowan Profs with five innings in his first start on Mar. 13 ... Tossed 4.2 scoreless innings allowing only one hit and striking out a career-high eight batters to preserve a 6-6 tie with Harvard on Mar. 27 ...
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of South Miami High where he lettered three times under coach Hector Fernandez ... Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 26th round of the 2002 amateur draft.
PERSONAL: Son of James and Natalia Bernat ... Has one brother ... Majoring in physical education.