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20 Brandon Waddell
Brandon  Waddell


Houston, Texas

High School:
Clear Lake

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180



Record Crowd Attends 2016 Step Up to the Plate

Crowd of over 1,000 watches as NCAA champions receive rings


Virginia Has 314 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 4,143 student-athletes recognized


Waddell, Woodruff Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Waddell earns honor for second time, while Woodruff claims his first


National Champions! Virginia Wins 2015 College World Series

Cavaliers take College World Series with 4-2 win over reigning champion Vanderbilt


Virginia Defeats Florida, 5-4, Advances to CWS Finals

Cavaliers play Vanderbilt beginning Monday in best-of-three finals


Virginia vs. Vanderbilt - CWS Finals (6/24)

Virginia took on Vanderbilt in game three of the College World Series Finals.


Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida Gators (CWS 06/20/15)

The Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida Gators in the College World Series on June 6, 2015.


A Championship Season in Photos: 2015 Virginia Baseball

Images from UVa's run through College World Series and to the national title


Virginia vs. No. 4 Florida

Virginia takes on Florida in the College World Series


College World Series Finals Game 2 (by Matt Riley)

College World Series Finals Game 2 (by Matt Riley)

• Made program-record 53 career starts, including school-record 19 in 2015 (tied for national lead) 
• UVa was 39-14 in his starts
Pitched 312 2/3 career innings (fourth in UVa history)
• Finished with 21 career wins (tied for fifth in program history; also ranks seventh in UVa history with 246 strikeouts
• Made 11 career NCAA tournament starts (first in program history); first at UVa in NCAA tournament wins (6) and innings (73.0) and strikeouts (45)
• Was 6-1 with 2.34 ERA in 11 career NCAA tourney starts
• Started five College World Series games in his career; UVa was 5-0 in those games

• Selected in fifth round (No. 157) in 2015 MLB Draft by Pittsburgh Pirates
• Named to All-College World Series Team for second straight season
• Named to All-NCAA Lake Elsinore Regional Team
• Graduated in three years with bachelor’s degree in economics
• Preseason All-American by Louisville Slugger and NCBWA (second team) and Perfect Game (third team)
• Named to All-ACC Academic Baseball Team for second straight year and to ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Was 2-0 with 2.84 ERA and limited opponents to .179 batting average in three starts in College World Series
• Pitched seven innings of two-run baseball and earned win in Game 3 of CWS Finals against Vanderbilt (6/24); retired final 11 batters he faced
• Worked six innings or more in eight of his last nine starts
• Worked seven scoreless innings in UVa’s 1-0 win over No. 4 seed Florida in CWS (6/15); returned on June 20 to fire five innings against Gators as UVa won to advance to CWS Finals
• Allowed one unearned run in 7 1/3 innings in UVa’s regional win over San Diego State (5/30)


• Third-Team All-ACC honoree
• Selected to College World Series All-Tournament Team
• UVa went 15-3 in his starts (18 starts tied for the most in season in program history)
• Walked 19 batters in 114 innings; became 12th pitcher in program history to reach 100 innings in a season
• Had sensational NCAA Tournament, going 3-0 with 1.59 ERA over four starts
• Finished second in ACC with 10 wins and 114 innings pitched
• Posted 2.37 ERA in ACC games (12th in league)
• Named to All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
• Worked at least six innings in 12 of his 18 starts, including 10 straight starts at one point
• Did not allow more than three earned runs in any of his final 17 starts
• Had streaks of no walks in 33 1/3 innings and no unintentional walks in 37 2/3 IP snapped when he walked leadoff batter in fourth inning at Florida State
• Started two games in College World Series
• Recorded first career nine-inning complete game in CWS Finals vs. Vanderbilt, allowing one earned run (6/24)
• Took no decision vs. TCU in CWS, going seven innings and allowing just one earned run (6/17)
• Pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run baseball to pick up win in super regional against Maryland (6/8)
• Worked 6 2/3 innings to earn NCAA regional win over Arkansas (6/1); did not allow run until two outs in seventh
• Pitched five scoreless innings, struck out seven in ACC tourney win over North Carolina (5/23)
• Allowed one run in seven solid innings in win over Georgia Tech (5/11)
• Worked seven innings of three-hit baseball to earn win in rubber game at Florida State (4/27)
• Fired 6 1/3 shutout innings in win over Clemson (4/13)
• Worked eight innings and allowed only two hits in win at Pitt (4/6)
• Worked 6 1/3 innings in second game of doubleheader vs. BC (no decision)
• Recorded first career complete game in six-inning, rain-shortened game against Monmouth (3/2)


• Friday starter all year for UVa; was only freshman to start every series opener in ACC in 2013
• Tied for third among all freshmen nationally in strikeouts (84)
• Finished eighth in ACC in strikeouts
• Was first freshman to start a UVa season opener since Dave Sammons on Feb. 26, 1986, at William and Mary
• UVa was 13-3 in his starts
• Struck out 15 batters in six IP against Toledo - most strikeouts by a UVa freshman since Seth Greisinger vs. UNC in 1994
• Named one of Collegiate Baseball's six National Players of the Week on Feb. 25 following his outing against Toledo
• Worked seven innings of one-run, three hit baseball to win win in NCAA opener vs. Army; struck out eight (5/31)
• Pitched seven innings at UNC (5/16); gave up four runs in first three innings before shutting out UNC over final four frames
• Worked 6 1/3 innings in no decision against Duke, giving up four runs (two earned) on five hits, including pair of two-run homers (5/10)
• Picked up Friday win at Virginia Tech, working 5 2/3 innings (6ER, 8H, BB, 5K)
• Worked six innings of one-run baseball in win over Florida State (4/20); 4H, 3BB, 3K
• Suffered first loss at Georgia Tech despite good outing; worked 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 ER, 6 H, BB (4/12)
• Earned no decision vs. NC State (3/23), tossing 5 2/3 innings (2ER, 6H, 0BB, 6K)
• Pitched 6 1/3 innings against Clemson (3/15), striking out eight
• Worked into seventh inning vs. Maryland; allowed three earned runs in six innings (3/9)

• Named all-district at first base in 2012
• Served as 2012 team captain
• Coached by Rupert Jaso at Clear Lake
• Member of National Honor Society

• Parents are Chuck and Terrie Waddell
• Has one sister, Samantha



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