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#10 Brandon Gold

Brandon Gold - Baseball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-3
Weight 194
Hometown Alpharetta, Ga.
Last School Johns Creek
Year Junior
Height / Weight 6-3 / 203
Brandon Gold - Baseball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2015 All-ACC, Third Team
2016 All-ACC, Second Team

2016 (Junior): Started 16 games on mound as Tech’s ace, posting team-best 9-3 record with 2.48 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 105.1 innings … Was 5-1 in nine starts at home, while posting 4-2 in seven starts mark away from home … Used as two-way player early in season, playing in 17 games with 12 starts primarily as first baseman … Hit .244 with two home runs and eight RBI … Named second-team All-ACC as starting pitcher … Made season debut Feb. 19 vs. Purdue, allowing one run on two hits with eight strikeouts but did not factor into decision … Biggest hit of season came Feb. 24 in 16-inning marathon at Georgia Southern … Hit go-ahead three-run home run to dead center in top of 16th, ultimately leading to Tech’s 6-5 road win … Scattered eight hits with seven strikeouts in season-high 8.0 innings in win over UMBC on Feb. 26 … Recorded two hits with two RBI against both UMBC on Feb. 28 and Georgia State on March 1 … Struck out six batters in 5.0 innings but tagged for four runs on eight hits in no-decision vs. Western Carolina on March 4 … Suffered first loss of season March 11 at Florida State, allowing seven runs (two earned) on nine hits in 5.0 innings … Struck out career-high nine-batters in 7.0 innings vs. Virginia Tech on March 18 … Improved to 3-1 with win at No. 3 North Carolina (March 24), allowing two runs on six hits with five strikeouts in 7.1 innings … Dealt no-decision after solid start against Duke on April 1 … Allowed two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts in 7.0 innings but did not factor in decision after game went to extra innings … Starts against Duke (April 1) and at Clemson (April 22) hampered by weather — both games forced to resume on Saturday … Fourth victory came in 7.0-inning outing at Pitt on April 8 … Struck out five batters and allowed one run on six hits in 8.0 innings vs. Coastal Carolina (April 29) to record fifth win … Shut down No. 2 Miami in series opener, scattering six hits with four strikeouts in 7.0 innings, leading to 12-1 win … Won final three starts of the season … Allowed one earned run on nine hits with four strikeouts in 7.0 innings vs. Boston College on May 19 … Five days later, struck out five and scattered six hits in 6.2 innings against Eagles on May 24 … Final start as Jacket was 7.0-inning performance in NCAA Gainesville Regional elimination game vs. Bethune-Cookman (June 4), allowing three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts in 7.0 innings.

2015 (Sophomore): Third Team All-ACC selection as starting pitcher … Two-way standout for Jackets that pitched to team-best 3.26 ERA and went 7-3 in 12 starts on mound, while hitting .273 with three doubles, two triples, homer and 11 RBI … Made 17 starts at third base, four as designated hitter and two at first base … Five of seven pitching wins came versus ACC foes … Made collegiate debut on mound with two-inning relief stint in win over Fordham on Feb. 14 … Turned in strong relief performance against Albany on Feb. 22 which included then career high 5.1 innings and four strikeouts while allowing just two runs … Pitched brilliantly in first career start versus Indiana State, taking no-hitter into seventh inning … Allowed just two base-runners in game versus ISU and earned win as Jackets won 7-1 to complete sweep … Was masterful again on Sunday versus Notre Dame in rubber-game of series, pitching eight-inning shutout with five hits (all singles), career-high seven strikeouts and no walks … Extended streak without run allowed to 22.0 innings with dominant start at Duke on March 15, working 7.0 innings with two hits allowed (both singles) and career-high nine strikeouts as Tech won rubber-game 4-0 … Extended scoreless streak to 23 innings before allowing run in second inning of start versus No. 18 North Carolina on March 21 … Would be on hook for five runs (four coming on fourth-inning grand slam) but did not factor in decision as Tech scored game’s final six runs and won 6-5 thanks to Thomas Smith’s walk-off single in ninth … Picked up fourth win at Virginia Tech on April 5 as Tech spotted early lead and bullpen held off late rally by Hokies … Gave Jackets gem in key rubber-game versus No. 15 Virginia on April 12, tossing seven three-hit innings, allowing just one run with two walks and seven strikeouts … Pitched career-long nine innings in rubber-game versus Clemson on April 26, allowing eight hits and three runs with one walk and seven strikeouts, but was not involved in decision as Tech won on walk-off single from Ryan Peurifoy in 10th … Tossed another impressive game versus Presbyterian on May 3, scattering three hits and two runs over seven innings to improve to 6-2 as Tech earned series sweep … Tech won another series with Gold on mound in rubber-game versus Pitt on May 10, tossing six innings and allowing two unearned runs with five hits … Offensively, opened 2015 in grand style against St. John’s, going 2-for-3 with three-run home run in first inning — first career blast … Notched second career three-hit game and scored game-winning run from first on sacrifice bunt and throwing error in Tech’s 12-inning 7-6 victory over Ohio … Drew walk in ninth-inning, pinch-hit appearance and scored tying run with two outs in 7-6 extra-inning win against Kennesaw State on March 17 … Drilled key two-run triple off top of center-field wall as part of Tech’s eight-run rally to defeat Presbyterian 11-9 on May 2.

2014 (True Freshman): Stepped right into starting lineup as rookie and played in 54 games, with all 50 of starts coming at third base … Was rock solid defensively at hot corner, committing just five errors for impressive fielding percentage of .963 … Contributed to Tech’s school record for team fielding percentage (.974) and NCAA-leading 77 double plays … Hit .246 on season with 12 doubles and 16 RBI … Started at third and delivered RBI ground out in first career at bat on opening day … Had big night at Georgia Southern on Feb. 19, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, RBI, run and triggering double play … Was 3-for-11 with double, RBI and two runs in UNCG series — scored winning run in Friday’s win and drove in winning run with sac fly in Saturday’s win … Had two hits and drove in run versus Kennesaw State on Feb. 25 that extended hitting streak to five games … After missing two games with left wrist injury, returned to lineup versus Miami on March 15, going 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs and matching career-high of two doubles … Was 2-for-4 at Kennesaw State on March 18 and scored run in Tech’s 8-7 win … His RBI double at Georgia State on March 19 put Jackets up for good in sixth inning … Had hit in each game of Duke series and scored in each game … Was 2-for-3 with walk in Tech’s 5-1 win on April 5 vs. Duke and scored the eventual winning run … His single on April 6 broke up Duke’s perfect game bid and eventually scored that inning as game’s only run in Tech’s 1-0 victory that swept series … Was 2-for-4 and matched career high of two runs in win over Georgia Southern on April 8 … Had three hits, two doubles, three RBI and scored twice in series win over No. 1 Florida State … Was on base three times and scored career-high three runs in Tech’s 13-6 win in 12 innings at Maryland on April 20 … Singled to lead off sixth inning and eventually scored Tech’s only run in 1-0 win at NC State on April 25 thanks to Matt Gonzalez’s RBI single … Doubled and drew walk in 2-0 win over Georgia at Turner Field on May 13 … Had four hits (two doubles) in ACC tournament, including go-ahead two-RBI single in eighth inning versus No. 16 Miami that broke 3-3 tie en route to Tech’s 6-3 victory … Had hit in all three games of NCAA Oxford Regional.

Before Tech: Four-year baseball letterwinner at Johns Creek High School under head coach Billy Nicholson … Served as team captain in senior season … Helped team to back-to-back region championships in 2012 and 2013 … Named Louisville Slugger first-team All-American … Was named Region 4-AAAA Player of the Year … Was recognized as Braves 400 All-Star … Lists winning 2013 Connie Mack World Series and being named Tournament MVP as most memorable athletic accomplishment … Chose Georgia Tech for proximity to home, academic and baseball opportunity, and because was dream to go to Tech.

Personal: Full name is Brandon David Gold … Born Sept. 16, 1994 in Atlanta, Ga. … Son of Barry and Kathy Gold … Has older brother, Andrew … Majoring in business administration.


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