11 - Donald Brandt
Donald Brandt
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Year: RS Sophomore
Hometown: Santa Clara, Calif.
High School: Wilcox
Position: LHP

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Started all 11 games in which he appeared as a pitcher, and made pinch-hitting appearances in five other contests ... posted a 4-2 record and 4.12 earned-run average with 32 strikeouts in 54.2 innings of work ... went 0-for-4 with a walk at the plate ... after opening year with a pair of no-decisions, ran off three straight wins ... struck out seven and allowed only one run on three hits over five innings in win over Fresno State on Feb. 28 ... allowed only three runs and struck out a pair in win at Stanford on March 6 ... got third win Apr. 1 at Portland, allowing only two earned runs over five innings ... despite suffering loss at No. 12 Pepperdine on Apr. 22, made a strong showing with five strikeouts and only two runs allowed in 6.1 innings ... struck out six and allowed only one run on five hits over 6.2 innings as he got his fourth win Apr. 29 over Loyola Marymount ... took a no-decision at Saint Mary's on May 6 despite allowing only one run through six innings.

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: 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: 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

 

Year ERA GP/GS W-L CG SV Sho IP R/ER H SO BB
2005 3.24 4/0 1-0 0 0 0 8.1 4/3 11 13 4
2006 3.42 8/8 3-1 0 0 0 23.2 14/9 28 12 9
2007 4.12 11/11 4-2 0 0 0 54.2 29/25 60 32 22
2008 7.36 12/9 2-2 0 0 0 44.0 39/36 59 33 25
Career 5.03 35/28 10-5 0 0 0 130.2 86/73 158 90 60

 

 

Brandt's Career Batting Statistics

 

Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B/3B/HR RBI BB/K SB/SBA
2006 .300 25/10 60 7 18 0/0/4 8 4/18 0/0
2007 .000 5/0 4 0 0 0/0/0 0 1/1 0/0
Career .281 30/10 64 7 18 0/0/4 8 5/19 0/0