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11 Matt Brandy

2014

  • Second Team All-Southland Conference

Named Second Team All-Southland Conference… Started all 56 games for the Golden Eagles as a junior… Had a .277 batting average, with eight doubles and three home runs… Finished second on the team with 36 runs batted in… Started the season with a 19-game hitting streak, and a 23-game on-base streak, dating back to the 2013 season… Hit his first Division I home run in the second game of the season against Southeast Missouri State (2/15)… Drove in three runners versus Harvard (2/28)… Hit a two-run home run at Dallas Baptist (3/7)… Went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and three RBI in a home victory over Wichita State (3/9)… Picked up three RBI in the conference opener against Northwestern State (3/14)… Had a four-hit game in a win at Central Arkansas (5/3).

2013
Played in 49 games as ORU's primary 2nd baseman... Batted .260 on the season, with 46 hits in 177 at-bats... Tallied eight doubles, one triple and 23 RBI... Scored 25 runs and stole a pair of bases... Finished the season with 13 multi-hit games... Drew 35 walks, sixth in the Southland Conference... Finished with a stellar .384 on-base percentage... Tallied an RBI in each of the three games of the season-opening Saint Louis series and had his first two-RBI game against Wichita State on (2/19)... Tallied two hits and two RBI against Dallas Baptist on (3/8)... Went 2-for-6 with two RBI at Oklahoma on (3/19), kicking off a stretch of four straight games with an RBI... Had a perfect day at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on (3/28), going 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs and two RBI... Walked three times against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on (3/29)... Had his first three-hit day and scored twice against Nicholls State on (4/27) in the second game of a doubleheader... Went 3-for-3 with two runs scored at Lamar on (5/5)... Had two hits and an RBI in his final game of the season, against Northwestern State (5/16)... Missed the season's final six games with an injured leg.

PRIOR TO ORU
Played at St. Petersburg College under the direction of Ryan Beckman... Saw action in 46 contests, hitting a team high .305 with four home runs, four doubles and a pair of triples.

HIGH SCHOOL
Was a part of an Alonso HS team that won the 6A state championship in 2009 and 2011... Played under head coach Landy Faedo... Named a Louisville Slugger All-American in 2011 and First Team All-Conference in 2010 and 2011.

PERSONAL
Son of Sharon Brandy... Aspires to be a coach or a scout following graduation... Chose ORU over Southern Mississippi and Central Florida.

Position: INF
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: St. Petersburg College
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