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34  Brandon Roberson
Brandon Roberson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Western Hills

Last College:
Hill J.C.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185

Position:
RHP

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right


Roberson earned All Big 12 First Team honors last season after transferring from Hill Junior College. He finished up the 1999 season with 10 saves, a 2.45 ERA and struck out 10.01 batters per nine innings as Tech's top reliever. This season Roberson is expected to contribute as a starting pitcher. Roberson was drafted in the 19th Round of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft but elected to return to Texas Tech for his senior season.

1999 Honors: All Big 12 Conference First Team (coaches) ? Dallas Morning News All Big 12 First Team ? Austin American Statesman All Big 12 First Team ? All Texas Team- Lone Star Baseball.

1999 National/Conference Rankings: 13th in nation in ERA (2.45) ? 15th in nation in saves (10) ? 1st in Big 12 in earned run average (2.45) ? 1st in Big 12 in saves (10) ? 4th in Big 12 in opposing batting average (.236) ? 3rd in Big 12 in games finished (19) ? 5th in Big 12 in games in relief (25) ? 4th in Big 12 games only in ERA (2.63) ? 1st in Big 12 games only in saves (6) ? 5th in Big 12 games only in games finished (8) ? 5th in Big 12 games only in opposing batting average (.245) ? 9th in Big 12 games only in appearances (11) ? 8th in Big 12 games only in games in relief (11).

1999: Became Texas Tech's short reliever after beginning season as a starter ? nationally ranked all season in saves, earned run average and strikeouts per nine innings ? led Big 12 conference in saves ? broke Texas Tech season save record ? finished NCAA Regional Tournament with 1.23 ERA and pitched a total of 7.1 IP, striking out four batters ? earned victory in 6.1 IP of relief after allowing five hits, one run and striking out three batters ? took 10th save of season in 1.2 IP performance vs. Oklahoma State ? earned victory in 2.2 relief innings and two strikeouts at Texas ? earned two saves vs. Oklahoma, striking out four batters in 2.0 IP on 4/9 and 0.1 IP on 4/11 ? earned save in 3.0 innings, striking out two batters vs. TCU ? struck out three batters in 2.0 IP and took save vs. Iowa State ? went 6.1 IP and struck out seven in loss at Baylor ? struck out five batters in 3.1 IP and allowed no hits and no runs in save vs. UT-Pan American ? earned save after striking out four in 3.2 IP at Missouri ? struck out eight, allowed five hits, one run in 4.0 IP save vs. Kansas ? struck out five batters in 4.2 IP start vs. Oregon State ? earned save at Southern California in 1.0 IP, one strikeout outing ? earned first victory of collegiate career as he struck out a career-high 11 batters, allowed five hits, three runs in 7.0 IP.

1997-98 at Hill J.C.: Played two seasons at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas for coaches Gary Benton and Trent Petrie ... named to All Conference squad ... led Hill to Junior College World Series ... finished 8-3 and completed eight of 14 games started with 3.40 earned run average as a sophomore ? went 5-0 with four saves and a 4.30 earned run average as a freshman.

Amateur Experience: Pitched for Dallas Phillies and helped lead them to the NBC World Series championship this summer ? earned two victories to lead the team to the title.

High School: A 1996 graduate of Western Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas where he played baseball for his father, Randy Roberson and Jim Dyer ... named All State as a senior ... led Western Hills to regional semifinal game as a senior ... finished 10-1 as a senior ? also played first base and outfield ? batted .333 as a senior ? played varsity baseball for three seasons.

Personal: Born Brandon Roberson on April 26, 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas ... son of Randy and Glenda Roberson ... hobbies and interests include baseball and hanging out with friends ... career goals include playing pro baseball and coaching ... majors in exercise and sports science ... once lived in Lubbock as his father, Randy is a former assistant at Monterey High School ... father, who now is the head coach at Western Hills High School in Fort Worth, coached with Monterey coach Bobby Moegle ? draws comparisons to former Texas Tech pitcher Randy Brewer who throws the same pitches and also played at Hill J.C. ? drafted after freshman year at Hill J.C. in the 40th round by the Colorado Rockies ? drafted in 19th round (pick No. 575) by the Seattle Mariners in the 1999 MLB draft but chose to come back to Texas Tech for his senior season.

Roberson's Career Highs - Innings Pitched: 7.0, vs. Howard, 2/6/99; Hits: 9, vs. Oregon State, 2/19/99; Earned Runs: 4, vs. Oregon State, 2/19/99; Walks: 3, vs. Rice, 5/30/99; Strikeouts: 11, vs. Howard, 2/6/99

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