Brandon  Stephens
5 Brandon Stephens
RS Senior

Marietta, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 193





UGA Career: .265-2-39 in 181 games, 129 starts and 460 AB

2015 (RS-Senior): Appeared in 40 games with 35 starts at catcher as team went 26-28

*Named a co-captain along with senior Jared Walsh

*Hit a career-best .291 with five doubles, one triple, one home run and 13 RBI

*Batted .444 (4-for-9) with first career triple in the sweep of Eastern Illinois to open the season

*Registered a career-high four-hit game including a three-run home run at Mercer on March 17

*Hit .400 (4-for-10) with a double and two RBI in road series against Alabama in April

*Batted .500 (4-for-8) in two starts of the series at Kentucky in May

*Fielded .997 with one error in 293 total chances plus had nine passed balls and threw out 35 percent (8-for-23) of runners

*Graduated with a degree in Communication Studies

2014 (RS-Junior): Appeared in 41 games with 38 starts at catcher and hit .262-0-7 as the squad went 26-29-1 and advanced to the SEC Tournament

*Delivered a ninth inning two-out, RBI-single for a 1-0 walk-off over Ga. Tech on March 4

*Went 3-for-3 in a win over Western Kentucky on March 12

*Went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a victory over Kentucky on May 17 to help clinch a spot in the SEC Tournament

*Posted a .969 fielding percentage, threw out 19 percent of base-stealers (5-for-26) and had five passed balls

*Member of SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

2013 (Junior): Redshirted while recovering from elbow surgery as squad went 21-32

*Named to 2013 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll and to SEC Academic Honor Roll

2012 (Sophomore): Appeared in 41 games with 22 starts, batting .222-1-10 as team went 31-26

*Impressive Opening Day, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run in win over Presbyterian on Feb. 17

*Tied career-high with three hit game at Vanderbilt on March 24

*Posted a career-high 3 RBI in 8-7 road win over Clemson on April 11

*Batted. 308-0-4 in 26 at bats in SEC action, covering 17 games including seven starts

*Threw out 39 percent of would-be base stealers (9-out-of-23) and fielded .970 overall in 203 total chances (173 putouts, 24 putouts, 6 errors)

*Tied for team-high with seven sacrifice bunts

*Named to 2012 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll

2011 (Freshman): Appeared in 59 games with 34 starts at catcher
*Helped team to NCAA Corvallis Regional Final and a 33-32 overall record
*Batted .270 with no home runs and nine RBI
*Hit .327 with five RBI in SEC action
*Appeared in all four games with three starts in NCAA Corvallis Regional, hit .200 with one RBI, a game-winner over No. 25 Creighton
*Smacked walk-off RBI-single in 5-4, 11-inning victory over No. 25 Creighton to lift Bulldogs to the NCAA Corvallis Regional final
*Went 2-for-2 with two RBI in win over #9 LSU on March 27
*Notched 3-hit games versus #25 Miss. State and at Ole Miss

High School: A graduate of Lassiter where he played for Scott Kelly

*Earned Aflac All-America honors and starting catcher in the 2010 all-star classic played at PETCO Park in San Diego

*Saw action as a catcher and pitcher throughout career including often times in same game

*Hit .434 with a county-best 13 home runs and 43 RBI as a senior plus went 9-1 on the mound with a 2.97 ERA and 88 strikeouts

*Helped Trojans go 26-10 and finish as state runner-up in Class AAAAA in 2010

*Named 2010 Marietta Daily Journal/Cobb County Baseball Player of the Year

*Batted .350-7-25 as a junior and went 2-0 with a 2.11 ERA for the Trojans (22-9)

*Hit .320-5-24 and posted a 3-0 mark on the mound for the Region 6 champions as a sophomore

*Standout for the East Cobb Astros summer baseball program

Personal: Born May 27, 1992

*Son of Bennett and LaDonna Stephens

*Major: Communication Studies

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