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BRANNON EASTERLING
Saint EDWARD'S HILLTOPPERS

Coach Rob Penders on Brannon Easterling

The best thing about Brannon is that he completely lives in the moment. He doesn't care about what happened yesterday, one hour ago or one minute ago all he cares about is what is happening now. This is the attitude that all winners posses. They don't dwell on what went wrong or what could go wrong in the future. Instead, they completely engross themselves in winning the moment no matter what the consequences may be. This is what Brannon does better than any college player I have ever coached.

Brannon comes to the field everyday ready to compete. Whether he is scheduled to pitch that day or not, he always wants his teammates to win. After the regional this year, when he threw 17 innings over four days his first instinct was to praise his teammates and the effort they gave (Easterling broke the school record for wins in a season with his 13th in the regional championship game. He won the opening game of the regional and went the distance in the championship on two days rest. He threw a total of 203 pitches in four days). Little did he know, his teammates fed off the herculean effort that he made to win the championship. In my 16 years of coaching college baseball, I am positive that I have never seen a greater competitor than Brannon. I've had more talented players that could win you a game at any point during the season, but if I had to choose between them or Brannon in a crucial situation I would choose Brannon hands down. He could win at checkers, chess or the OK Corral. He is a winner, and I'll take him on my team any day. 

2013 STATS

ERA W-L APP-GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/AVG WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2.10 14-3 18-18 14 4 0 132.2 117 42 31 19 86 16 2 3 493 .237 7 13 0 1 10

2013 JOSH WILLINGHAM AWARD CANDIDATES
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NAME YR POS SCHOOL
Borgschulte, Matt Sr. OF Drury
Easterling, Brannon Jr. RHP St. Edward's
Graham, Trevor Jr. RHP Franklin Pierce
Harris, David Sr. SS Southern Arkansas
Jay, Peter Sr. RHP New Haven
Kondla, Fico Jr. 1B Coker
Kregeloh, Pat Jr. UTL Shippensburg
Pendleton, Adam Sr. C Tampa
Peterson, Jordan So. RHP St. Joseph's
Taska, Taylor Jr. UTL Texas A&M Kingsville
Zambron, Brad Sr. LHP Grand Valley State