17 - Brandon Josselyn
Brandon Josselyn
Birth Date: 08/22/1986
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hanson, Mass.
High School: Whitman-Hanson Regional
Position: P
2009: Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Year and first team All-Ivy...Recipient of the Raymond W. (Ducky) Pond Award as Yale's best pitcher...Also shared the Martin I.J. Griffin Award with teammate Chris Walsh as Yale's top senior scholar-athletes...Tossed a team-best 56.2 innings in 11 appearances, including nine starts...Posted a 5-3 record with a 4.29 earned run average...Led the Bulldogs with 51 strikeouts...Went 3-1 with a 3.41 ERA in five Ivy League starts...Yale's opening day starter against Wagner on March 8...Pitched a season-high 7.2 innings en route to earning the win at Davidson on March 11, scattering five hits and allowing just one earned run while striking out seven...Took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Holy Cross on March 21, finishing with three hits and two earned runs allowed in the win...Pitched a complete game win at Cornell on March 31...Struck out a season-high nine Penn batters on April 5...Held Harvard to six hits and two earned runs in a complete game victory on April 12...Struck out nine batters and allowed just one run and three hits in a complete game win over Ivy League Champion Dartmouth on April 18...Took the hard-luck loss in a complete game, seven hit, six strikeout performance against Brown on April 25...Made two relief appearances and did not allow an earned baserunner in 2.0 innings out of the bullpen.

2008: A regular in the weekend starting rotation, making a team-high 11 starts on the mound...Also made one relief appearance...Started the season opener at George Washington on March 1, giving up five runs (three earned) and five hits while striking out three in 3.2 innings...Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week after snapping Yale's four-game losing streak with a 5-1 win at Wofford on March 16...Gave up one run and two hits in the first inning, then no-hit the Terriers the rest of the way, striking out four in a seven-inning complete game...Also earned the win against Fairfield on April 16, pitching the first two innings of a 3-0 shutout victory and recording a strikeout...Appeared in one game as a pinch runner, scoring a run at Dartmouth on April 20.

2007: Moved from the outfield to the weekend starting rotation, making 11 appearances and eight starts on the mound...Also played eight games in the outfield, making one start...Led the team with a 4.83 ERA and 54 innings pitched, and tied for the team lead with three wins...Earned first career save after giving up just one hit and one run with three strikeouts in three innings at UMBC on March 4...Picked up first collegiate win at Navy on March 24, giving up six hits and one run with five strikeouts in 7.2 innings in a 2-1 victory...Posted a team-leading four complete games in five Ivy League starts...Had a 3.23 ERA in conference games, allowing just 11 earned runs in 30.2 innings of Ivy play.

2006: Played in 18 games, mostly in a reserve role...Made first collegiate start at Davidson (March 18)...Collected first collegiate hit and later scored at Connecticut (March 29).

Before Yale: Earned letters in both baseball and football...Two-time team MVP and ACL All Star...Named All-Scholastic by the Brocton Enterprise, Patriot Ledger, and Boston Globe twice each...Captained football and indoor track teams his senior year.

Stuper Says: "Brandon will be the first to tell you that he struggled last year. He had a great summer and came back in great shape and throwing harder. He has hit 94 on the radar gun a number of times, and his off speed stuff is much improved. He is our best professional prospect and I expect him to anchor our rotation."

Getting to Know Brandon

Parents' Names: Michael Josselyn and Kathy Josselyn-Wright
Major: Humanities
Best Athletic Moment: Winning state championship when I was 14
Favorite MLB Team: Red Sox
Favorite Quote: "It's what you do behind closed doors that matters."
One word to describe yourself as a player: Dedicated
Which of your Yale teammates would make the best baseball coach and why?: Chris Walsh; he pays attention to the little things and knows when to get fired up in certain situations
Which of your Yale teammates do you admire most and why?: Chris Walsh; he is an extremely hard worker

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2007....  4.83   3-4    11   8   4   0/0     1   54.0   68   33   29   15   39   9   0   0   247   .300   1   3   0   2  0
2008....  7.28   2-7    12  11   1   0/1     0   47.0   71   46   38   14   33   9   3   3   234   .345   0  10   2   2  0
2009....  4.29   5-3    11   9   4   0/0     0   56.2   57   35   27   15   51  15   0   5   252   .253   1   9   1   2  1
TOTAL...  5.37  10-14   34  28   9   0/1     1  157.2  196  114   94   44  123  33   3   8   733   .298   2  22   3   6  1

Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 2006.... .167 18-3 12 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 .167 3 1 6 0 .375 0 0 0-0 3 0 0 1.000 2007.... .200 8-1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 1 0 0 0 .333 0 1 0-0 6 8 1 .933 2008.... .000 2-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 6 11 0 1.000 2009.... .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 3 10 1 .929 TOTAL... .176 28-4 17 4 3 0 0 0 0 3 .176 4 1 6 0 .364 0 1 0-0 18 29 2 .959

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