|High School:||Forsyth County Day|
2011 • JUNIOR SEASON: Brandon led the team with a 2.33 ERA and appeared in 10 games in 2011…..posted a 3-1 record and allowed only 7 ER……struck out 25 hitters in 27 innings getting outs when the Rams needed him the most. 2011 HIGHLIGHTS: picked up his 2nd win of the season in a 5.1 inning effort against Selma on 3/24/11 giving up only 3 hits and 2 ER while striking out 4 hitters…..earned the win over Virginia State on 4/3/11 giving up 3 hits in 2.0 innings of work striking out 2 batters, also got his first collegiate hit going 1-2 with 2 runs scored…..got a no decision against St. Augustines in the first round of the CIAA tournament giving up 2 ER in 3.1 innings striking out 2 batters…..pitched 3 solid innings vs. #17 Mercyhurst in the opening round of the NCAA DII Atlantic Regional tournament giving up 4 hits and striking out 1 over 3.0 innings…..
Personal: Therapeutic Recreation major…...born 5/26/1988……parents are Gina and George Christ……
High School: Brandon helped guide Forsyth County Day School to the NCISAA 3A high school state championship game in 2007…..efforts earned him All-Conference, All-County, and 1st team All-State…..,played under Forsyth County head coach Tim Shoaf……
COACH RITSCHE ON CHRIST: “I found Brandon playing amateur baseball in the Greensboro men’s league and talked him into trying to play at the collegiate level last year. He had some outings where his velocity ran into the upper 80’s and he was “lights out.” He also struggled in other outings and hasn’t been consistent. However, I’m confident that his second season working on pitching mechanics with Coach Keith will fix him. He will provide us with several innings out of the bullpen and some spot starts in the spring. He gained valuable experience pitching in the Canadian collegiate summer league last summer that he can carry over into this season.”