Branden Cogswell
Branden Cogswell


Ballston Lake, N.Y.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180




No. 1 Virginia Clinches Series with 3-1 Win over North Carolina

Towns hits two-run homer while pitchers buckle down to strand nine Tar Heels


No. 1 Virginia Cruises Past William & Mary, 11-2

Cavaliers rack up 14 hits while UVa limits potent W&M offense to just four hits


No. 2 Virginia Tops No. 14 Clemson 1-0 to Earn Series Win

Cavaliers have not lost a weekend series this year


No. 1 Virginia Blanks George Washington, 10-0

Cogswell records four-hit game as UVa picks up third shutout of season


No. 1 Virginia Takes Down Old Dominion, 7-1

Bettinger fires six shutout innings to lead UVa to seventh straight win


Baseball vs. Clemson (by Matt Riley)

Baseball vs. Clemson (by Matt Riley)


Baseball vs. East Carolina (By Kelsey Grant)

Baseball vs. East Carolina 2/23/14


Baseball vs. Florida State (by Matt Riley)

Baseball vs. Florida State (by Matt Riley)


Baseball vs. NC State (by Matt Riley)

Baseball vs. NC State (by Matt Riley)

• 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)
• Went 3-for-16 in Virginia Tech series
• 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

• 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

• 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

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