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#44 Brandon Pierce
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 213
Year: Junior
Hometown: Gunter, Texas
High School: Gunter
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Honors & Awards
• Two Letters (2011, 2012)
• 2010 MLB Draft Pick (Pittsburgh Pirates, 26th Round)

2012: Brandon Pierce started the year in the bullpen before starting six games in the second half of the season
• Ended the year with a 5-4 record and a 4.21 ERA • Struck out a team-high 35 batters and held opposing hitters to a .249 average • Made his final appearance of the year on May 18 at Michigan out of the bullpen, as he through 2.1 innings of relief • Delivered 3.0 innings of perfect relief on May 12 against Minnesota to help the Huskers secure a sweep of the Gophers • Last 4.2 innings and gave up five runs on five hits at Indiana on May 6 in his final start of the season • Went a career-high 7.0 innings in a win over No. 16 Purdue on April 21 • Gave up just three runs (two earned) on nine hits to the Boilermakers, while also posting three strikeouts • Didn't factor into the decision at Ohio State on April 15 • Went 5.2 innings against the Buckeyes in a game the Huskers won 5-4 • One a second straight start to improve to 4-1 against Iowa on April 7, as he went 6.0 innings and gave up three runs on seven hits while striking out a career-high six Hawkeyes • Started against Kansas State on March 27 and produced 3.0 shutout innings to improve to 3-1 • Was called upon for 3.0 innings out of the bullpen on March 20 against Northern Colorado • Struck out three Bears and gave up one run on two hits • Put together a 9.0 inning scoreless streak over nine games from Feb. 25 to March 15 • Gave up just four hits during the streak, while striking out five • Made his debut in the second game of the season against Gonzaga in Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 18 • Pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief against the Zags with two strikeouts.

2011: Pierce ranked fourth on the team in appearances in 2011 with 20 and made three starts on the year • Produced two saves and fanned 32 batters in 31.1 innings, while holding opposing hitters to a .265 batting average • Had a six-game stretch late in the year where he didn’t allow a run in eight total innings • Threw three innings of scoreless relief on May 15 against Texas A&M with two strikeouts • Kept Texas off the scoreboard on May 6 with two strikeouts over one inning • Earned his second save of the season during a 8-5 win over Creighton on April 5 • Got out of a bases-loaded situation with no outs in the ninth to secure the win • Started against North Dakota on March 20, went 4.1 innings and struck out four • Notched his first career save in a 3-0 victory over Northern Colorado on Feb. 26 with two strikeouts in 1.1 innings of perfect relief.

Before Nebraska: Pierce was one of Texas’ most dominant pitchers at Gunter High School for Head Coach Todd Hogan • Produced an impressive 39-4 career record as a starter and had an ERA near 1.00 during his final two seasons • Was 12-0 as a junior with 134 strikeouts before going 9-2 with 133 strikeouts as a senior • Hit .475 at the plate as a senior with 14 doubles and nine home runs • Named first-team all-state in 2009 and 2010 while earning the District 11-2A Most Valuable Player and Pitcher-of-the-Year awards each once • Is a two-time Max Preps All-American • Led his team to four straight regional appearances • Participated in the Area Code games in California and was one of 144 players around the country chosen to try out for the USA Baseball Under-18 National Team.

Personal: Born on Nov. 8, 1991, in McKinney, Texas • Parents are David and Sandy Pierce • Has two sisters, Britney and Lindsey • Major is communication studies.
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