|Hometown:||Santa Clara, Calif.|
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2006: Returned from Tommy John surgery in 2005 to appear in 25 games, starting 18 ... eight of those starts came on the mound while the other 10 were at designated hitter ... went 3-1 with a 3.42 ERA on the hill with 12 strikeouts in 23.2 innings pitched ... from the plate, batted .300 with four homers and eight RBIs ... got pinch-single in his first at-bat of the season on Feb. 4 at Pacific ... returned to the mound March 8 at Sacramento State, tossing four innings of two-hit, shutout ball to earn his first victory of the year ... earned his second win in three innings of work against Cal on April 5 ... tossed three innings of three-hit, one-run ball and struck out three against San Francisco State on April 18 to earn his third win ... also went 3-for-5 from the plate with a home run and three RBIs against the Gators ... struck out three and allowed only one run in a three-inning stint at Stanford on April 25 ... went 2-for-2 with a home run and a couple of walks against Saint Mary's on April 29 ... singled and hit a solo homer in five at-bats on May 6 at San Diego ... tossed three scoreless innings the following day against the Toreros ... had two hits, including his fourth homer of the season, on May 12 against the Portland Pilots.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Appeared in four games during the season, all in a relief role ...injured his elbow early on, missed the rest of the season due to Tommy John surgery ... received a medical harship and redshirted the season ... struck out 13 batters in only eight-and-one-third innings pitched on the season ... pitched two innings and struck out one in relief to earn the win in the first game of an Opening Day doubleheader against UC Riverside on January 29 ... pitched two-and-one-third scoreless innings, striking out three against Utah on February 5 ... struck out eight in a three-and-two-thirds innings relief stint on February 13 at San Diego State ... struck out the only batter he faced against No. 12 Washington on February 20
HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION: A 2004 graduate of Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, Calif ... played for Santa Clara graduate and coach Dave Currie ... led team to two Central Coast Section Championships in 2002 and 2004 ... team appeared in Baseball America's top-25 poll during 2002 ... awarded the Carney Lansford Student Athlete Scholarship for 2004 ... EA Sports High School All-America selection in 2004 ... CCS Sports Focus Player of the Year ... CCS Cal-Hi Co-Player of the Year as a senior ... First-Team All-State selection ... two-time All-Mercury News selection ... League MVP in 2004 ... First-Team All-State Underclassman selection in 2003 ... gold medal winner in USA Tournament of Stars in 2003 ... posted a career record of 24-3 on the mound ... was 13-0 with a 0.64 ERA as a senior ... set single season home run (11) and strikeout (142) records while at Wilcox ... recorded four shutouts and two no-hitters as a senior ... also member of the 2004 Santa Clara Palomino World Series Champion team ... earned a complete game victory with 11 strikeouts in the title game against Orange County ... Principal Honor Roll selection.
PERSONAL DATA: Born December 29, 1985 in Mountain View, Calif ... parents are Donald and Shelly Brandt ... has a younger brother, Kevin ... enjoys movies, watching all sports and collecting memorabilia ... major is undeclared, but aspires to become a marketing executive in the Silicon Valley after graduation.
Brandt's Career Pitching Statistics
Brandt's Career Batting Statistics