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Brandon Lawson
Player Profile:
Brandon Lawson 1783439
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Brooksville, Fla.
High School: Hernando HS

Career Stats

Major: Criminology

2016 American Athletic Conference Second Team
 
AS A JUNIOR (2016): Appeared in 15 games, making 14 starts...Went 5-5 with a 2.50 earned run average...Ranked second in The American in strikeouts (111), third in batters struck out looking (34), sixth in ERA and innings pitched (101.0), seventh in opponent's batting average (.224), and 10th in runs allowed (34)...Placed fourth in conference play in strikeouts (48), seventh in innings pitched (55.0), and 10th in opponent's batting average (.236)...Led the Bulls in complete game (one) , innings pitched, and strikeouts, while ranking second in wins...Served as the team's Saturday starter following the opening weekend series...Struck out a career-high 11 batters in just 6.0 innings during an 8-4 win against Eastern Michigan (2/27)...Tossed 8.0 innings of one-run, 11 strikeout baseball for a 4-3 win against Holy Cross (3/12)...Fired 7.1 scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over No. 25 Michigan State (3/19)...Went 8.0 innings, yielding one run, in a 5-4 win at No. 21 East Carolina (5/14)...Threw 7.0 innings of two-run baseball during a 4-2 American Athletic Conference Tournament victory over East Carolina (5/25).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): Appeared in 15 games, including seven starts…Went 1-3 with a 6.35 ERA, striking out 47 hitters in 45.1 innings…Tossed 3.0 hitless innings in 10-5 win over FAMU (3/13)…Struck out a season high six batters in 6.2 innings in 4-3 victory against FIU (3/18)…Picked up his first win of the season, throwing 2.1 innings of two-hit baseball in the 9-3 win over UCF (5/3).

AS A FRESHMAN (2014): Made 16 appearances including nine starts…Went 3-1 with a 3.74 ERA…Picked up a win in collegiate debut, allowing one run over five innings in the 12-1 win over North Florida (2/16)…Tossed career-high seven innings, yielding just one unearned run on two hits in the 13-5 victory against Columbia (3/1)…Held Memphis to one run on five hits over 6.0 innings in the conference tournament (5/24).

HIGH SCHOOL
: Two-year letter winner for head coach Tim Sims at Hernando HS and one year letter winner for head coach Frank Vitale at Springstead HS…Three-time all-county and all-conference selection… Compiled 274 strikeouts in 188.2 innings in high school… Went 11-0 with a 0.27 ERA as a senior, striking out 128 batters in 78.2 innings pitched, walked just nine batters and held opponents to a .155 batting average… Posted 8-3 record with a 1.87 ERA as a junior…Sat out sophomore season due to transfer rule…Went 6-3 with a 1.97 ERA as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Born Brandon Alexander Lawson on Dec. 13, 1994 in Festus, Mo. ...Parents are Dave, Lorri (mother) and Tina (stepmother)...Has two brothers, David and Michael, and two sisters, Kristie and Danielle.

LAWSON’S CAREER HIGHS (as of 6/16/16) 
Innings (Starter): 8.0, 3x, last, at #21 East Carolina (5/14/16)
Innings (Reliever): 4.2, vs. Liberty (2/20/16)
Hits Allowed: 10, 2x, last, vs. UConn (5/20/16)
Runs: 10, at #19 Florida St, (3/3/15)
Earned Runs: 10, at #19 Florida St. (3/3/15)
Walks: 4, 3x, last, vs. Liberty (2/20/16)
Strikeouts: 11, 2x, last, vs. Holy Cross (3/12/16)
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