Second year member of the Blue Hens as a pitcher • lefthander who is expected to be a part of the team's weekend starting rotation • National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (May 23).
Named to the Preseason All-CAA team.
2016 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Served as primary weekend starter, posting a 7-3 record with a 3.63 ERA • logged a team high 89.1 innings, striking out a team high 85 batters • threw seven innings in his final six starts of the season, and in eight of his 14 starts • struck out at least seven, six times • earned a win in his last four outings • ended the season on a seven game unbeaten streak • team went 9-5 in his 14 appearances • recorded career high nine strikeouts against Delaware State and at Hofstra • posted back-to-back eight strikeout outings against Siena and at William and Mary • recorded 37 strikeouts in 32.2 innings during the month of April • Louisville Slugger/CBM Freshman All-American • Third team All-Colonial Athletic Association • CAA All-Rookie Team • UD Team Pitcher of the Year.
Three-year starter as a pitcher and outfielder at Hodgson Vo-tech High School for head coach Chris Moxley • led the team to three consecutive Blue Hen Conference titles and a combined record of 43-16 • named 2015 Blue Hen Flight B Conference and Delaware State Player of the Year • first team All-State pick as a junior and senior, after earning honorable mention accolades as a sophomore • three-time first team All-Blue Hen Conference selection • set state records for strikeouts in a season and a career (333) • had a 23-3 career record with an 0.83 ERA • fired six shutouts in 2015 to set a state single season mark • went 10-1 with a 0.22 ERA and struck out 147 while walking only 13 in 72 innings as a senior for team that went 15-5 • opponents batted just .116 against him • pitched two career no-hitters and had 19 strikeouts in a win over A.I. duPont • went 7-1 with a 1.70 ERA as a junior in 2014 • honor roll student.
Brandon Lee Walter • born Sept. 8, 1996 • son of Martin and Michele Walter • has an older brother, Dane, who played baseball at Salem Community College, and an older sister, Kristina • criminal justice major at Delaware • enjoys running and working out in his spare time • father owns a landscaping business • team Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative with teammate Nick Spadafino.
|Hometown:||New Castle, Del.|
|High School:||Hodgson Vo-Tech|