4   Tony Brandner
Tony  Brandner

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Richfield, Wis.

High School:
Hartford Union

Last College:
Winthrop

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
C


05/15/2015

Cardinal Rally Erases Huskies Hot Start

NIU led 4-2 through three; long ball aids Ball State

05/14/2015

Hot Start for the Huskies Leads to 7-3 Victory

Huskies open game with 7-0 lead, pitching staff closes strong

05/13/2015

Forty-Three Student-Athletes Earn NIU Degrees

Graduates represent 14 NIU teams and 19 different majors

05/02/2015

Huskies Even Series with 6-5 Win at CMU

Team effort carries NIU to 20th win of the year

04/28/2015

Four-Run Seventh Leads Huskies Over Flames

Senior Kevin Sweeney stifles in 2.2 inning relief appearance

05/16/2015

The Pride of the Huskies

The NIU baseball program has had many a great leaders in the dugout. Young men that have led vocally, through character and with their performance on the field. But it's not every season you have a young man that brings all three to the diamond every game at Ralph McKinzie Field. The Huskies have one in 2015. His name is Gavin.

03/20/2014

2014 NIU Baseball - The Road Through Avon

To accomplish a great task, an unprecedented feat must be completed. You're either moving backwards, or you're moving forwards. It's time to move forward. It's time to take The Road Through Avon.

02/28/2014

2014 NIU Baseball Podcast - Southern Illinois

Week 3 of the NIU Baseball podcast returns to preview the Southern Illinois and review the Huskies trip to New Mexico.

02/19/2014

2014 NIU Baseball Podcast 2/19/14 - New Mexico

Week 2 of the NIU Baseball Podcast, where Head Coach Ed Mathey and Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Scheerer discuss all things NIU Baseball. This week, Mathey reviews the Huskies trip to Arizona and shares his thoughts on the series with Minnesota.

02/11/2014

NIU Baseball Podcast: 2/11/14

The NIU Baseball Podcast returns in 2014 for its second season, talking all things NIU baseball with Head Coach Ed Mathey and assistant media relations director Matt Scheerer. Join Ed and Matt as they discuss the upcoming series with Minnesota, preview the 2014 team and some of the happenings in the program.

2015 SEASON (REDSHIRT JUNIOR):
• Appeared in 40 games for the Huskies, starting 33
• Rounded out the season with a .304 batting average, connecting 35 times
• Hit a career high three RBI vs. Bowling Green (Mar. 28)
• Scored 10 runs
• Had three hits twice against Murray State (Mar. 11) and at Bowling Green (Mar. 28)
• Finished season with a .434 on base percentage

Redshirted in 2014 due to NCAA transfer guidelines

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY:
• Made 16 appearances with four starts in 2012
• Finished the season with a .240 batting average, going 6-for-25 at the plate
• Scored five runs
• Appeared in 11 contests with three starts to his credit in 2013
• Boasted a .411 on-base percentage and a .167 batting average

HARTFORD UNION HIGH SCHOOL:
• Rated as the top catcher in the state of Wisconsin by Perfect Game USA
• Was named All-Conference, All-District and All-State in 2010
• Hit .516 during his senior season
• Was also a member of the All-Conference Basketball team in 2010
• Two year letterwinner in both Baseball and Basketball

PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS:
• Son of Don and Kerry Brandner
• Undecided on major

YEAR G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG
2015

40-33

115 10 35 2 1 0 14 39 23 23 1

.434

.339 .304
CAREER 40-33 115 10 35 2 1 0
14
39 23 23 1 .434 .339 .304


CAREER HIGHS ENTERING 2016 SEASON:
• At Bats: 5, vs Bowling Green (March 27, 2015)
• Hits: 3, two times, last; vs Bowling Green G1 (March 27, 2015)
• Walks: 3, at UIC (April 28, 2015)
• Runs: 2, at Akron G2 (April 11, 2015)
• RBI: 3, vs Bowling Green G1 (March 27, 2015)
• Hit Streak: 6 games (April 26-May 8, 2015)
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