HIGH SCHOOL: As a junior at Esparanza (CA) High School he was 7-3 with a 1.83 ERA. He is now in his senior year and has signed with UC Santa Barbara for the 2013-2014 school year. As a senior, Brandon is carrying a 0.72 ERA over 19.1 innings striking out 20 in his 4 appearances. "Brandon has shown improvement overall this past fall and looks to have a stellar senior year," said UCSB coach Andrew Checketts. "He has a sinking fastball that touches 90 and a sharp low 80s slider that he pounds the strike zone with."