The first ever fall update from Head Coach Ed Mathey on the NIU Baseball Podcast.
Will redshirt 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: Born on June 3, 1993 in Milwaukee, Wis. ... Son of Don and Kerry Brandner ... Undecided on major.