• Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List, 2016-17 and 2017-18
• Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, 2014, 2015
• President’s List, Spring 2016
• Dean’s List, Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Spring 2017
AT GEORGIA STATE: Left-handed pitcher who lettered two years (2017-18) after transferring from Missouri ... Appeared in 40 games, including eight starts, in his two seasons ... Collected four victories and 77 strikeouts ... Sat out the 2016 season as a transfer ... Saw limited action in two years at Missouri, pitching in four games ... Signed a free agent contract with the Texas Rangers organization following his senior season.
2018: Led the team with 25 appearances, all but one in relief ... Second on the team in wins with a 4-3 record ... Struck out 45 in 40.0 innings and had a .213 average against ... Pitched 3.1 innings in relief in win over Minnesota (2-18-18), holding the lead while allowing three runs on three hits ... Threw 1.2 scoreless innings in 6-2 win over Jacksonville (2-23-18) ... Held Eastern Illinois (3-4-18) scoreless over the final 1.1 innings of the 12-inning win to earn his first victory ... Tossed two scoreless innings in 9-7 win at Samford (3-11-18) ... Picked up his second victory by pitching perfect eighth and ninth innings in relief of Hunter Gaddis in 5-2 win at Troy ... Also finished Gaddis’ win vs. Arkansas State (4-6-18) with two innings ... Relieved Jordan Lee in eighth inning of Sunday win vs. Arkansas State (4-8-18) and struck out the Red Wolves’ best hitter with tying run in scoring position ... Struck out four in two innings in 5-2 victory at Georgia Tech (4-11-18) and allowed one unearned run ... Struck out two in 0.2 innings in the eighth and ninth innings of 3-2 win at No. 16 Coastal Carolina (4-20-18) ... Had four strikeouts in two scoreless innings vs. Louisiana (4-27-18), helping GSU set school record with 18 strikeouts in the 6-5, 12-inning win ... Picked up his fourth victory with one scoreless inning of relief at Kennesaw State (5-8-18).
2017: Made seven starts and eight relief appearances in his first year with the program, pitching 30.1 innings and posting an 0-5 record ... Made his Georgia State debut in 6-4 win vs. Western Michigan, allowing two runs in four innings ... Tough-luck loser in 1-0 game at No. 14 Ole Miss (3-7-17). Started and pitched 5.2 innings, allowing only two hits, but one was a solo homer that was the game's only run. Struck out four ... Had a solid start in win over Minnesota in which he allowed three runs in four innings.
HIGH SCHOOL: Player of the Year in Class AAAA after leading Redan High School to the 2013 state title ... Posted an 8-1 record with a 1.41 ERA for the regular season, then was 4-1 in the postseason ... The winning pitcher in Redan's 4-3 victory that clinched the state championship ... Coached by Marvin Pruitt ... 2013 Perfect Game All-Southeast Region second team honoree and 2012 Perfect Game Underclass All-American honorable mention selection.
PERSONAL: Full name is Brandon Elliot Baker ... Born April 7, 1995 ... Son of Kelly and Pat Baker ... Major is risk management and insurance ... Earned his bachelor’s degree in 2017 and added a master’s in 2018.