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22   Branden Pinder
Branden Pinder

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Corona, Calif.

High School:
Centennial

Last College:
Santa Ana

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R


Long Beach State (2010): Sophomore right-hander that made 15 starts, mostly on Sunday ... Tied with Andrew Gagnon for the most starts in 2010 ... The Big West Pitcher of the Week on April 12 ... Posted a 4.85 ERA with 45 strikeouts over 85.1 innings pitched ... Third on the team in both innings pitched and strikeouts ... Finished the season by going 4-4 after dropping his first three starts ... Rebounded from a slow start to pick up his first Division I win against Wichita State, throwing seven innings of one-run ball, giving up six hits (3/14) ... Followed that with seven shutout innings against UNLV, striking out a career-high six batters (3/21) ... Improved to 2-3 with a third consecutive 7.0 inning start, allowing two runs on the road at #9 Oregon State (3/27) ... Made another quality start against Pacific, going 7.1 innings and allowing one earned run in a no-decision (4/3) ... Had his best performance of the year, throwing a complete-game shutout at UC Davis, allowing just three hits while striking out three to earn Big West Pitcher of the Week honors (4/10) ... Pitched 8.0 innings against UCSB while allowing one run on three hits in another no-decision (4/25) ... Pitched one inning of scoreless relief on Friday against Stanford (5/7) ... Came back two days later and got the win after throwing five strikeouts over 6.0 innings (5/9).

Santa Ana College: Earned All-Orange Empire honors in 2008 after tying for the team lead with 17 starts ... Helped Santa Ana take the league championship in 2008 and 2009 ... As a freshman, posted an 8-2 record with a 4.23 ERA with 48 strikeouts ... Made four starts, posting a 2-1 record before getting injured in 2009 ... Finished year as a redshirt.

High School: A four-year letterwinner at Centennial High School in Corona ... Led team to the playoffs as a junior and senior, and took the Huskies to a league championship in 2007 ... Earned All-League honors as a junior and senior ... Named the league Pitcher of the Year in 2006.

Personal: Born in Torrance, Calif ... Parents are Pat and Kathy Pinder ... Also recruited by Oregon ... Majoring in Communications.

Career Highs:
Innings Pitched - 9.0, at UC Davis (4/10/10)
Strikeouts - 6, at UNLV (3/21/10)
Walks - 4, vs. USC (3/2/10)

Career Statistics
Year App GS W-L ERA IP H R ER BB SO
2010 17 15 4-7 4.85 85.1 106 54 46 22 45
Totals 17 15 4-7 4.85 85.1 106 54 46 22 45
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