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Brandon Alphin

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mt. Washington, Ky.

High School:
Bullitt East

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
RHP

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R


03/01/2013

No. 4 Baseball Wins 14-2 Over Kent State in Series-Opener

Green pitches six strong innings while seven different Cardinals finish with two hits each

02/23/2013

No. 4 Baseball Wins Fifth Straight with 8-0 Victory Over Akron

Thompson pitches six shutout innings to lead Cardinals to their second straight shutout win

11/29/2012

Engel Leads Black Squad to Omaha Challenge Title

Junior outfielder also wins individual championship as his squad's captain

11/21/2012

Louisville Baseball Omaha Challenge Update

Black squad leads Red by 111 points as team captain Adam Engel sets pace in individual event

07/25/2012

Louisville Baseball Summer Leagues Update - July 25

U of L's Crain named Perfect Game League All-Star; Cardinals have NCAA leading nine players in Cape Cod League

06/13/2014

2014 CWS OPENING CEREMONY

2014 CWS Opening Ceremony

2014: Made 12 relief appearances and pitched 13.0 innings overall finishing with a 2.77 ERA. Earned first career collegiate win with 2.1 innings of shutout relief at No. 10 Vanderbilt on May 6. Had two strikeouts in two innings of scoreless work out of the bullpen against Ohio State on April 30. Pitched two innings of shutout relief in Cardinals' April 23 win over Morehead State. Chipped in by recording two outs in a scoreless relief appearance at Purdue on April 8. Worked a career-high 2.1 innings of shutout relief in Cardinals' 12-inning win over Memphis on April 6. Pitched an inning of shutout relief with one strikeout against Western Illinois on March 11. Made season debut with a scoreless inning of relief in Cardinals' home-opening win over Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 19.

2013: Made two appearances on the mound while seeing his first action as a Cardinal. Pitched a scoreless inning of relief against Kent State in Cardinals' win on March 1. Made collegiate debut with a scoreless inning of relief, including one strikeout, in Cards' 8-0 win over Akron on Feb. 23.

2012: Did not see game action.

2011: Redshirted in his first season with the Louisville baseball program.

High School: Alphin earned First Team All-State honors and was named Sixth Region Player of the Year during junior and senior seasons at Bullitt East High School, where he was coached by Jeff Bowles. On the mound, he was 7-2 during his senior season after finishing 8-3 with a 2.95 ERA and 67 strikeouts as a junior. He was 7-2 with a 1.49 ERA and 74 strikeouts during his sophomore season. He was named Semi-State MVP and earned the win in the decisive third game with a complete game, three-hit shutout as Bullitt East made its first ever state tournament appearance. At the plate, he hit .477 with six home runs, 12 doubles and four triples as a senior. As a junior in 2009, he set new school records in RBI (62), doubles (21) and hits (62) while finishing with a .477 average overall and seven home runs. As a sophomore, he hit .378 with five home runs and 28 RBI. He has also earned three letters in basketball and one letter in football at Bullitt East.

Personal: Born Brandon McKay Alphin on March 6, 1992, in Louisville, Ky. Son of Corey and Kim Alphin. Has one younger sister, Madison. Majoring in justice administration at the University of Louisville. After college, he plans to play professional baseball. Person with the greatest influence on his athletic career is his dad, who always pushed him to be the best he can be. Hobbies and outside interests include playing pool, fishing, going to movies, golf and playing ping pong. Favorite movies are Law Abiding Citizen and Book of Eli. Enjoys watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, SportsCenter and That `70s Show. Favorite athletes are Alex Rodriguez, David Wright and Joba Chamberlain. Favorite cereals are Cap'n Crunch and Fruit Loops. Favorite candy bar is Snickers. Favorite foods are steak, pasta, chicken, bacon, biscuits and gravy. Enjoys eating at Outback and Olive Garden. Favorite teams are the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys. Enjoys listening to rap and country. Favorite quote is "Worry about your character and not your reputation, because character is what you are and reputation is what people think of you." If he could have dinner with three people, he would choose his dad, Mark Wahlberg, and Derek Jeter.

Career Stats:

Year

ERA

W

L

App

GS

CG

SHO

CBO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

2B

3B

HR

B/Avg

WP

HBP

BK

2013

0.00

0

0

2

0

0

0

1

0

2.0

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

.167

0

0

0

2014

2.77

1

1

12

0

0

0

2

0

13.0

13

4

4

4

4

4

0

0

.265

0

1

0

TOTAL

2.40

1

1

14

0

0

0

3

0

15.0

14

4

4

5

5

4

0

0

.255

0

1

0

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