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Branden Cogswell
Branden Cogswell

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ballston Lake, N.Y.

High School:
Shenendehowa

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Position:
INF

B/T:
L/R



06/26/2014

Virginia Falls 3-2 to Vanderbilt in the CWS Finals

Cavaliers are the national runners-up for the first time in program history

06/25/2014

Virginia Baseball Will Play for National Championship on Wednesday

Cavaliers even the series against Vanderbilt with 7-2 victory

06/24/2014

Virginia Falls to Vanderbilt in First Game of CWS Finals, 9-8

Cavaliers nearly rally from seven-run deficit but fall run short

06/21/2014

Virginia Baseball Advances to CWS Finals

Cavaliers defeat Ole Miss 4-1 to advance to finals for first time in program history

06/18/2014

Virginia Downs TCU 3-2 in One of Longest Games in CWS History

Daniel Pinero hits sac fly in the bottom of the 15th to give UVa a 3-2 victory

06/25/2014

College World Series Finals Game 2 (by Matt Riley)

College World Series Finals Game 2 (by Matt Riley)

06/25/2014

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 3

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 3

06/24/2014

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 2

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 2

06/23/2014

Virginia Baseball: 2014 Season in Photos

Relive all of the excitement by browsing some of the best images from the run to the College World Series.

06/23/2014

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Finals Game 1

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Finals Game 1

2014
• Selected by Oakland Athletics in seventh round (222nd overall) in 2014 MLB Draft
• First-Team All-ACC honoree at second base (named All-ACC Second Team at shortstop last year)
• Named to College World Series All-Tournament Team
• Started 68 of 69 games (67 starts at second base, one at shortstop); played in every game
• Hit in leadoff spot in 50 games, including each of the last 13
• Led team with 78 hits
• Second on team with 16 sacrifice bunts
• Batted .326 (16-for-49) and scored nine runs in NCAA tournament
• Hit team-best .391 (9-for-23) in College World Series; recorded most hits ever by a UVa player in a single CWS
• Was 3-for-11 with three runs in NCAA regional
• Went 5-for-14, including double and triple, in ACC tourney
• Was 3-for-9 with pair of SB in Wake Forest series
• Was 3-for-10 in Clemson series; had two hits in Game 3
• Went 6-for-14 in Miami series; had four hits in second game
• Scored four runs in win over Princeton (3/20)

2013
• Second-Team All-ACC honoree at shortstop
• Ranked fifth nationally in runs per game (1.17) and 20th in walks per game (0.81)
• Missed final 15 games with broken middle finger on right hand, suffered on May 1 in practice
• Batted leadoff and started in first 47 games
• Finished second on team and 10th in ACC with .346 batting average
• Lone Cavalier to play in all 47 games at time of injury
• Recorded 20 multiple-hit games, including five three-hit games
• Named to watch list for Wallace Award (nation's top SS)
• Had 12-game hit streak snapped April 2 at Liberty (career best and team high this year)
• Was 3-for-11 with three runs in FSU series; hit key 2-run double in game 2 of Saturday DH in 2-0 win
• Went 3-for-10 in Georgia Tech series
• Was 5-for-10 and scored five times in Wake Forest series
• Went 4-for-14 in Miami series
• Was 5-for-13 (.385) with two SB in NC State series

2012
• Played in 41 games and earned 27 starts (nine at second base, 17 at DH, and one at SS)
• Appeared in 20 of UVa's final 23 games
• Picked up six extra-base hits - four were triples (tied for 11th in ACC)
• Hit by 12 pitches - ninth most in the ACC
• Made first career appearance against Coastal Carolina and first career start later that day against JMU (2/18)
• Went 2-for-3 with two runs in Game 2 of Monmouth series (2/25)
• Went 1-for-3 with hit and RBI in Sunday start against NC State (4/1)
• Went 2-for-4 with two-run triple, two runs, two RBI in win over Wake Forest (4/8)
• Scored career-high four runs and hit his fourth triple of the season against George Washington (4/11)
• Went 2-for-4 with run and three walks in two starts against North Carolina (4/14-15)
• Went 2-for-6 with two runs in Georgia Tech series (5/11-13)
• Was 2-for-7 in Maryland series; had hit and RBI and each of his two starts (5/17-19)
• Went 3-for-9 in three starts at ACC tournament; 2-for-2 with run, walk and stolen base against Georgia Tech (5/24-26)
• Set a career high with four RBI against Army in NCAA tournament, including key 3-run double in sixth inning to break game open

PREP
• 2011 ABCA/Rawlings High School Third-Team All-American
• Named to 2010 and 2011 ABCA Region 1 All-Region Team
• Named to NYSSWA All-Star Team three times (first team in 2011, second team in 2010, fourth team in 2009)
• Named 2011 Player of the Year for Capital District (Large Schools) by Albany Times Union
• Three-time Capital District First-Team All-Area Team
• Three-time Suburban Council First-Team All-Star Team
• Hit .500 with 10 home runs and .612 OBP his senior year
• Coached by Jim Carrese at Shenendehowa
• Also played one year of basketball
• Member of National Honor Society

PERSONAL
• Parents are Rich and Carol Cogswell
• Father played college baseball at Siena

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