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2009: Faced one batter, allowing a hit against Virginia Tech (2/22), before being shut down with a shoulder injury ... Earned a medical redshirt ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.
Previous College: Played two seasons at Spartanburg Methodist College ... Appeared in 14 games as a freshman, maintaining a perfect 6-0 record and a 3.00 ERA while helping SMC to a third-place finish at the NJCAA Division I World Series ... Walked six and struck out 17 in 30 innings of work ... One of SMC's weekend starters at the beginning of sophomore season, going 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA and a complete game in three starts before being shut down with shoulder trouble.
Summer 2007: Pitched with the Spartanburg Stingers of the Coastal Plains League, going 2-3 with a 4.46 ERA in 42.1 innings ... Struck out 20 and walked 13. High School: A 40th-round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2006 draft as a pitcher, even though he was mostly a catcher at Broome ... Also a member of the 2005 Broome Class AA State Championship football team.
Personal: Born on Feb. 10, 1988 ...Son of Philip and Jane Brannon ... Has a sister, Lindsey ... An interdisciplinary studies major ... Favorite food are hot dogs ... Enjoys golf and fishing ... Favorite movie is "Shawshank Redemption" ... Admires his parents ... Favorite baseball player is Chipper Jones.