AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics
Led the squad with a 3.02 earned run average over 16 appearances (tied for team high) with four starts for a total of 44.2 innings ... Posted a 2-4 record with two saves ... Walked 18 and struck out 35 ... Allowed just four extra base hits (all doubles) ... At the plate, saw action in 37 games with 32 starts and hit .274 (32-for-117) with two doubles, one triple and one home run ... Contributed 16 RBI and 14 runs scored ... Had nine multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games ... Started 21 games behind the plate and 10 as the DH ... Batted most often in the 6th spot in the order ... In Atlantic 10 play, was 2-2 on the mound with a 2.23 ERA over 10 appearances, three starts, tossing 36.1 innings ... Hit .333 (23-for-69) with 11 RBI and nine runs scored over 21 A-10 contests ... Went 2-for-5 with a run scored at Saint Joseph's (5/17) ... Tossed a 108-pitch complete game to earn a win over George Mason (5/4), allowing just one unearned run on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts ... Was honored as Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week (5/5) following that performance ... Batted 2-for-4 vs. George Mason (5/3) to wrap up a six-game hitting streak ... Earned second save of the season, working two scoreless innings out of the bullpen and striking out two vs. Connecticut (4/29) ... Threw two innings of relief at Fordham (4/26), allowing one run and striking out three ... Batted 3-for-3 against Fordham (4/25) with a double, triple and two RBI ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored at George Washington (4/20) ... Tossed two-thirds of an inning in relief at GW (4/19) ... Pitched an inning and earned the save in a comeback win over George Washington (4/18), also going 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and run scored ... Received a no-decision after tossing nine innings in the Saint Louis series finale (4/13), allowing just one run and one walk while striking out four ... Batted 1-for-3 versus Saint Louis (4/12), scoring a run in the win ... Started at catcher against SLU (4/11), later striking out the side in a one-inning relief appearance ... Scored the winning run in a walk-off victory over Dayton (4/6) in the series finale ... Also started on the mound against Dayton (4/6), earning a no-decision in a seven-inning performance in which he surrendered one earned run and struck out three ... Tallied a double that knocked in two against Dayton (4/5) ... Batted 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored versus Dayton (4/4) ... Pitched an inning of relief, striking out one, and earned a walk at the plate to score a run at Boston College (4/2) ... Hit 4-for-5 in first game of doubleheader at Richmond (3/28), with an RBI and stolen base ... Picked up first career win and struck out three batters in 3.1 innings at La Salle (3/22) ... Struck out four vs. Army (3/15) in game two of a doubleheader after going 2-for-4 with two RBI in game one against the Black Knights ... Hit 3-for-4 at North Carolina A&T (3/8) with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI ... Went 1-for-3 with a stolen base at Maryland (3/1) and also pitched a hitless inning of relief with two walks and two strikeouts.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: Recorded a hit and run scored vs. Tennessee (3/2) ... Went 2-for-4 with a triple and run scored in collegiate debut vs. #22/23 Notre Dame (3/1).
BEFORE UMASS: Played pitcher and catcher for four years under Coach Todd Dulin at North Andover High School ... Led team to North Titles during freshman and junior seasons as well as the Cape Ann League Championship in his senior year ... Named Cape Ann League All-League as a sophomore ... Selected as one of the 2012 Boston Globe's Player of the Year following his senior campaign ... Earned Boston Herald and Boston Globe All-Scholastic honors as a junior in baseball ... Hit .490 with four home runs and 20 RBI and went 6-3 with a 2.10 ERA and 91 strikeouts on the mound during senior season ... Also, earned Boston Globe All-Scholastic honors in his junior and senior years ... Named Boston Globe and Herald Player of the Year for football in 2011 ... Earned Eastern Massachusetts Division II Football Player of the Year in 2012 and Agganis 2012 South MVP.
PERSONAL: Born Brandon Matthew Walsh on Aug. 6, 1993 in Boston, Mass. ... Son of Mike and Linda Walsh ... Brother of Connor and Casey ... Majoring in Turfgrass Science and Management.