|Kevin Brannon - 9
2002 (Junior): Had 14 appearances and 15.2 innings pitched in 2002 ... posted a 1-0 record on the year with 10 strikeouts ... had UAB career-high three strikeouts at TCU (May 3) ... posted a 2.70 ERA in five appearances against C-USA opponents ... had four-game streak of relief appearances without allowing a run ... posted a 1.000 fielding percentage ... named to Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive year.
2001 (Sophomore): Redshirted after undergoing elbow surgery (the "Tommy John" procedure) ... named to Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll for the 2000-01 school year.
WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala. ... was coached by former major-league catcher (Mets, Giants, Pirates) Mackey Sasser ... had a 4-1 record with 12 saves and 44 strikeouts in 37.1 innings as a sophomore (0.964 ERA); held opponents to a .125 batting average ... earned all-conference honors both seasons; named team MVP as a sophomore ... National Junior College Baseball Coaches Association (NJCAA) Distinguished Academic All-American and NJCAA Academic All-American while at Wallace-Dothan ... team was state runner-up in 1999.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: Graduated from Rehobeth High School in Rehobeth, Ala. (1998) ... was a four-year letterwinner in both baseball and football at Rehobeth ... had an 8-1 record with 85 strikeouts as well as a .415 batting average with five home runs and 25 RBI as a senior ... earned All-WAC, honorable mention all-state and Dothan Eagle "Super 12" honors as a senior ... earned all-conference honors as both a sophomore and junior ... team was area champion for three seasons (1996-98) and WAC Champion in 1998 ... earned numerous academic awards and honors, including member of National Honor Society and WAC Scholar-Athlete of The Year (1998).
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Full name is James Kevin Brannon ... born Oct. 3, 1979, in Dothan, Ala. ... son of James and June Brannon ... majoring in pre-med (biology) with a chemistry minor.