2014 Stepped right into the starting lineup as a rookie and played in 54 games and all 50 of his starts came at third base... Was rock solid defensively at the hot corner, committing just five errors for an impressive fielding percentage of .963... Contributed to Tech's school records for team fielding percentage (.974) and an NCAA-leading 77 double plays... Hit .246 on the season with 12 doubles and 16 RBI... Started at third and delivered an RBI ground out in his first career at bat on opening day... Had a big night at Georgia Southern on 2/19, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, a run and triggering a double play... Was 3-for-11 with a double, an RBI and two runs in the UNCG series -- scored the winning run in Friday's win and drove in the winning run with a sac fly in Saturday's win... Had two hits and drove in a run versus Kennesaw State on 2/25 that extended his hitting streak to five games... After missing two games with a left wrist injury, returned to the lineup versus Miami on 3/15, going 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs and matching his career-high of two doubles... Was 2-for-4 at Kennesaw State on 3/18 and scored a run in Tech's 8-7 win... His RBI double at Georgia State on 3/19 put the Jackets up for good in the sixth inning... Had a hit in each game of the Duke series and scored in each game... Was 2-for-3 with a walk in Tech's 5-1 win on 4/5 vs. Duke and scored the eventual winning run.... His single on 4/6 broke up Duke's perfect game bid and he eventually scored that inning as the gamers only run in Tech's 1-0 victory that swept the series... Was 2-for-4 and matched his career high of two runs in the win over Georgia Southern on 4/8... ... Had three hits, two doubles, three RBI and scored twice in the series win over No. 1 Florida State... Was on base three times and scored a career-high three runs in Tech's 13-6 win in 12 innings at Maryland on 4/20... Singled to lead off the sixth inning and eventually scored Tech's only run in a 1-0 win at NC State on 4/25 thanks to Matt Gonzalez's RBI single... Doubled and drew a walk in the 2-0 win over Georgia at Turner Field on 5/13... Had four hits (two doubles) in the ACC tournament, including the go-ahead two-RBI single with outs in the eighth inning versus No. 16 Miami that broke a 3-3 tie en route to Tech's 6-3 victory... Had a hit in all three games of the NCAA Oxford Regional.
Before Tech A four-year baseball letterwinner at Johns Creek High School under head coach Billy Nicholson... Served as team captain in his senior season... Helped team to back to back region championships in 2012 and 2013... Named a Louisville Slugger first-team All-American... Was named Region 4-AAAA Player of the Year... Was recognized as a Braves 400 All-Star... Lists winning the 2013 Connie Mack World Series and being named Tournament MVP as his most memorable athletic accomplishment... Chose Georgia Tech for its proximity to home, its academic and baseball opportunity, and because it was his 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 an older brother Andrew... Majoring in business administration.