2003: 0-2, 6.35 ERA, two saves...made 17 appearances on the hill, with four coming in the starting role...went 6.1 innings in his second start for his longest outing of the season, striking out a season high six batters...picked up the first save of his career by pitching 1.2 innings without allowing a baserunner...picked up his second save by pitching one inning against Oklahoma in the home opener.
SLC Tournament: Made his only appearance in the championship game...allowed two runs in one inning, with one strikeout.
2002: 0-3, 7.62...11 starts tied Aaron Pullin for second most on staff behind Pierce Loveless' 14...appeared in seven games out of the pen...third on staff with 38 strikeouts in just 41.1 innings of work...fourth on staff in innings pitched, but pitched just two innings in the month of May, and 15 total innings in April and May combined.
Prior To UTA: Joined Mavericks after standout career at Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas...first team All-State pitcher as a senior...also earned District 9-5A Most Valuable Player, first team All-Area and first team All-City in 2001...teammates named him team's MVP...was 8-4 with an 0.73 earned run average and 135 strikeouts in 80 innings of work as a senior...helped lead Berkner to a co-district championship and a regional playoff appearance... also earned first team All-City and All-District as a junior...well known summer ball player, as well...played with the Dallas Cyclones for three years...Cyclones won World Series in Memphis, Tenn., following Brandenberger's junior year...played for the Dallas Mustangs in summer of 2001, helping lead the team to a regional tournament title in Houston and a third place finish at the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M....led Mustangs to win over defending national champion Midland, Ohio team by striking out 11 batters.
Personal: Son of Cheryl and Bob Brandenberger...born Sept. 28, 1982...a business/finance major at UTA.