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Brandon Creswell
Brandon Creswell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newport News, Va.

High School:
Menchville

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160

Position:
LHP

Experience:
2L



2000: Turned in some of his best pitching performances down the stretch of the season ... One of Virginia's top pitchers the entire year ... Made two starts and pitched 9.1 innings while recording six strikeouts in the ACC Tournament for Virginia on May 18th against N.C. State and on May 20th against Clemson ... Pitched the first game of the 2000 season at Louisiana State (2/12) ... Turned in a solid outing to record his fifth win of the season after he threw six scoreless innings against #6 Clemson (5/13) ... Started the first game of the three-game series with Florida State (4/1) and recorded four strikeouts after pitching 6.2 innings ... Recorded his first win of the season against Seton Hall (3/5) after he threw 6.1 innings and allowed only two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts ... Started and pitched 5.0 innings while striking out three batters against ODU in Virginia's home-opener ... Earned his third win of the season when he guided UVa to a 10-6 victory over North Carolina (4/23) where he pitched 6.2 innings and struck out five batters ... Tallied his fourth win of the season (4/29) after pitching 5.0 innings with three strikeouts in Virginia's 13-10 victory over Maryland ... Pitched a 8.0 innings against N.C. State and struckout a season-high six batters (3/18) ... Recorded his second win of the season on April 7th in Virginia's 10-4 victory over Duke after pitching 5.0 innings and gathering five strikeouts ... Was the starting pitcher of the Georgia Tech series (April 14th) and threw 4.1 innings ... Recorded three consecutive victories after being tabbed the winning pitcher against North Carolina (4/23), Maryland (4/29) and Clemson (5/13) ... Tallied 14 strikeouts through three games (19.2 total innings) against N.C. State (6), Florida State (4) and Duke (4) ...

1999: Preseason ACC Player to Watch by Collegiate Baseball ... Emergedas the ace of the Cavalier staff ... Pitched a complete game Feb. 12 at The Citadel, defeating the Bulldogs 5-1 and allowing only six hits and a walk with a career-high 11 strike outs ... Was named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week Feb. 15 thanks to that performance ... Struck out six in five and two-thirds innings Feb. 20 against Penn State to grab his fourth consecutive win, allowing one run on six hits ... Allowed one run on five hits in five innings of work with no walks and six strike outs to notch the victory March 6 against Rhode Island ... Exercised the demons of Tiger Field May 1, leading Virginia to its first victory in Clemson since April 19, 1974 ... Tossed third complete game of the season against the Tigers, allowing three runs on nine hits with six strike outs.

1998: Saw action as the team's top lefthanded reliever ... Pitched in 22 games, starting five times ... Had a 2-0 record and a 3.72 earned run average with two saves and 49 strikeouts in 58 innings ... Had the ninth lowest earned run average in the ACC ... Made two appearances in the ACC Tournament, tossing 3.1 scoreless innings ... Had a complete game victory against Virginia Tech, striking out six while allowing tworuns on seven hits ... Picked up his first collegiate victory at William & Mary, allowing only one run on five hits in eight innings, while striking out six ... Earned a save against Richmond, throwing one scoreless inning and striking out two ... Allowed four runs on six hits while striking out five in seven innings at George Mason, but did not receive a decision ... Started at Richmond and allowed only two earned runs on six hits in five innings but did not receive a decision ...Threw four scoreless innings of relief at James Madison to earn his first career save ... Tossed two-thirds of an inning in each end of doubleheader at N.C. State, striking out two while allowing only one hit and no runs ... Threw two shutout innings against Coppin State, allowing only one hit and striking out six batters ... Struck out four batters in two innings of work against Penn State.

Prep & Personal: Four-year letterwinner at Menchville ...Went 9-1 with a 1.10 ERA as a senior, while being named Player of the Year by the Newport News Daily Press ... Earned All-State and All-Region honors in 1997, while also being a USA Today honorable mention All-American ... Twice named first-team All-Peninsula District ... Led district in strikeouts his junior and senior years ... Two-time team MVP ... Born Aug. 10, 1978 in Newport News, Va.