Branske is a sophomore out of Cal State-Bakersfield. Garrett played high school baseball in Chino, CA where he led the team to back-to-back Sierra League Championships in 2006 and 2007. As a freshman at CSBU in 2009, he got his first career start at catcher against St. Louis. Along with catching, Branske also pitched in nine games during his first year of collegiate baseball. Branske brings summer league experience to the Rafters after playing for the San Luis Obispo Rattlers in 2009. In 2010, Branske hit .250 while playing in 39 games (25 starts) for the Roadrunners.