Lancaster, Pa. / Hempfield HS
At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad will add quality depth as a left-hander in the Blue Hens bullpen and challenge for a roll in the starting rotation.
2012: Made 13 appearances out of the bullpen for the Blue Hens during sophomore season with Delaware • finished the season with a 1-1 record and a 7.20 ERA (8 ER/10 IP), 13 walks and 13 strikeouts • allowed one or less runs in 11 of his 13 appearances that included eight where he held the opposition scoreless • threw a season-high 2.0 innings on the mound on Mar. 4 vs. Fairfield, where he earned his only win of the season • made one appearance in the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Championships on May 26 vs. UNCW, where he tossed 0.1 innings pitched with two walks • played for the Martinsville Mustangs of the Coastal Plain League with Chris Branigan and Nick Ferdinand that finished the year with a 24-31 record • posted a 2-3 record with a 2.00 ERA (6 ER/27.0 IP), 19 hits, 13 walks and 30 strikeouts in six games started.
2011: Had a solid season on the mound as a redshirt freshman • middle reliever who saw action in 13 games • used as a situational pitcher and pitched 5.2 innings, allowing six hits and one earned run and striking out four batters for a 1.59 ERA • picked up his first career win in relief in 14-12 win over Rutgers on Apr. 26.
2010: Sat out his freshman season at Delaware and retained year of eligibility.
High School: Four-year standout at Hempfield High School • earned All-League honors in 2008 and 2009 • tossed a pair of no-hitters during his career • combined to post a 14-2 record with 146 strikeouts in 86.2 innings of work during his final two seasons • compiled a 0.81 ERA as a senior • named the Pitcher of the Year as a junior and senior • also earned Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman.
Personal: Brandon Keawe Hinkle • son of George and Sophia Hinkle • has an older brother, Austin • Austin was a 41st round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2007 and currently plays in their minor league system • a health behavior science major with a minor in coaching at Delaware.