talented pitcher that
projects to have a great season in 2010
... Hard thrower with tremendous growth potential
as he gains experience ... Has an excellent
fastball that he combines with a very
good curveball to keep hitters off-balance ...
Has good command of all of his pitches and
possesses an excellent demeanor on the
mound ... Will serve as Tech's No. 2 starter in
2010 after being the Sunday starter in 2009 ...
Improved tremendously in the offseason and
worked hard in the fall to put himself in the
position to be one of the top No. 2 weekend
starters in the conference.
Named to the ACC Honor Roll in 2009.
Made 12 starts on the season, 11 on the weekend and one midweek ... Second on the team in strikeouts with 63 ... Went 4-3 with a 4.76 ERA in 64.1 innings pitched ... Led the conference in fewest home runs allowed with just three ... Came out of the bullpen against Kennesaw State ... Had the best outing of his career against Virginia (4/12), tying career-highs in innings pitched (7.0) and strikeouts (9) ... Followed that up with a shutout against Wake Forest (4/17) ... Carried a perfect game into the seventh inning against Presbyterian (5/3) ... Made his first weekend start against L:ipscomb (2/22), holding the Bisons to just one earned run on four hits while striking out six in six innings of work ... Struck out six against Maryland (3/8) but did not factor into the decision after leaving with the game tied in the top of the fifth ... Tossed two innings of Kennesaw State (3/17), joining Zach Von Tersch and Jed Bradley to hold the Owls to just two hits in the game ... Earned his first win of the season by holding Georgia Southern (4/7) to just two runs on eight hits while striking out six ... Tied a career-high with nine strikeouts while tying a career-long outing with 7.0 innings of work against Virginia (4/12) ... Combined with three Tech relievers on a five-hit shutout of Wake Forest (4/17-19) ... Allowed just four hits to the Deacs while striking out seven in 7.0 IP ... Earned his third win of the season against Presbyterian (5/3) after carrying a perfect game into the seventh inning against the Blue Hose - gave up just two runs on two hits while striking out six in seven innings ... Struck out seven Florida State (5/9) batters in five innings, but did not factor into the decision ... Picked up the win in Tech's lone ACC Championships victory by holding Florida State to just one run in 5.1 innings.
Made five starts and appeared in 14 games in his first season on the Flats ... Went 2-1 with 40 K in 46.1 innings of work ... Yielded just two hits while holding Georgia Southern (2/27) scoreless through four innings in his first career start ... Struck out a season-high nine batters while holding Kennesaw State (3/5) to two runs on five hits in seven innings of work ... Picked up his first career victory with six strong innings against Alabama State (3/26) ... Struck out eight against the Hornets ... Limited East Tennessee State (4/2) to three runs while striking out six through 6.2 innings for his second win of the season ... Worked six innings in relief against Miami (4/12) ... Limited the explosive Coastal Carolina (5/3) offense to two runs on three hits in three innings of work.
Four-year letterwinner at Greenbrier High School ... Played one year for coach Rodney Holder after beginning his prep career under Ed Williams ... Two-year captain of the Wolfpack baseball team ... Tabbed a Louisville Slugger High School All-American as a pitcher and third baseman in 2007 ... Finished his career with a 31-3 record and a 1.01 ERA while also hitting .415 with 10 home runs and 106 RBI ... Led Greenbrier to the 2006 and 2007 AAAA State Championship as well as three region championships ... Named the Region Player of the Year in 2007 ... Tabbed a Team Georgia Senior Selection in 2007 after playing for Team Georgia in 2006 ... Led his 2007 Savannah Chain team to the Barrett-Fletcher World Series title, earning the win in the championship game ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Full name is Brandon Tyler Cumpton ... Born November 16, 1988 ... Son of Ron and Jolene Cumpton ... Majoring in business management at Georgia Tech.