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#16 Brandon Choate
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 223
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lynnwood, Wash.
High School: Montlake Terrace
Other College: Tacoma
Experience: 1 Letter

WASHINGTON
2015: Tied for 3rd in UW single-season history with 31 appearances, 2 shy of tying the record set by Zach Wright in 2013 ... Third in Pac-12 (T7th nationally) with 31 appearances, 5th in ERA 2.17 ... 23 inherited runners/8 scored ... pitched twice last week at Arizona (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K) ... in April: 0-0, 1.62 ERA, 10 appearances (16.2IP, 10H, 5R, 3ER, 12BB, 21K) ...  leads team with 3 saves ... had 2 appearances in OSU series (1.2IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB) ... pitched twice at Oregon (3.0 IP, 2H, 1ER, 3BB, 3K) ... picked up SV#3 April 21 at Seattle U, throwing final 1.1 innings ...appeared twice vs. ASU, including career-high 7 strike outs in 3.1 relief innings of 9-7 win vs. ASU (3.1, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 7K) ... pitched twice @WSU (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) ... 2 apps at Stanford, throwing 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K ... held 4-2 lead for 3 innings at Stanford with 6 K’s 1, BB, 0 hits ... tagged with loss #2 in 3-2, 16 inning loss 3/28 vs. USC (1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB) ... went 2 innings 3/27 to hold 5-1 win over USC (2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 K) ... allowed season-high 3 ER March 22 vs. Cal ... pitched in 6 games of 9 game homestand (1-0, 0.75, 12 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 15 K, 3 BB) ... save #2, Feb. 28 throwing final 3.0 inn of 5-3 win over N. Dakota  ... 1st win of season tossing 3.0 IP of relief in 6-0 combined SHO of Portland, striking out first 6 batters he faced ... pitched in 3 games at Big-12/Pac-12 Series, allowing a run in each game, 5 total, but only 1 earned run (0-1, 2.08, 4.1 IP, 7 H) ... tagged with loss vs. Kansas (11-8), throwing 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER ... picked up first career save in season-opening 5-2 win over Pacific on Feb. 13 ... also threw 2/3 inning in 7-4 win Feb. 14

2014:  Ended up fourth on the team with 21 appearances, all in relief ... was 4-1 with a 2.54 ERA in 28.1 innings, striking out 24 and walking 14 ... gave up more than 1 run in just one appearance ... held right-handed hitters to a .183 (11-for-60) average ... allowed only 3 of 21 inherited runners to score ... did not allow a run in his last 7 appearances ... pitched in 2 games during the Oxford Regional, going 0.2 innings and picking up the win in a 4-2 victory over Georgia Tech ... faced one batter vs. Ole Miss on June 2 ... went 3.0 innings, allowing 1 hit vs. Seattle U on May 13 to pick up 3rd win of season ... 2.0 innings of scoreless relief May 5 vs. Grand Canyon ... took 1st loss April 29 vs. Seattle, (6-3) giving up career high 7 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 walks in 3 innings ... 2 appearances in WSU series, 2.0 innings pitched, 1 hits, 2 strikeouts ... struck out career best 4 vs. Northern Colorado, but allowed career-high 4 hits ... picked up win #2 in 8-3, 14 innng game vs. USC (1.1 innings pitched, 2 strikeouts) ... gave up first career earned run in 1.0 of work vs. Gonzaga (1.0 innings pitched, 1 hit, 1 earned run, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts) ... picked up first career win and was the first winning pitcher in Husky Ballpark history, after tossing 2.1 innings of hitless relief, striking out 3 in 8-7 win over Arizona ... pitched 2.0 inning of scoreless relief vs. Santa Clara on March 9 ... made a stellar UW debut throwing 4.0 innings pitched, 1 hit, 2 unearned runs, 4 strikeouts vs. Nebraska

TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

While a sophomore at TCC, Choate worked out of the bullpen in the closer role pitching 11 innings, striking out 12 and recording one save … second-team All-WCL in 2013… played summer ball with the Corvallis Knights helping them win the 2013 West Coast League championship ... led the Knights with a 0.50 ERA in 15 games, going 1-1 and recording 5 saves.

MONTLAKE TERRACE HIGH SCHOOL Lettered two years under Coach Andrew Watters at Montlake Terrace High School.

 

GETTING TO KNOW BRANDON CHOATE

Why do you love baseball:
It gives me a chance to compete each and every day.

Favorite music:
Rap always gets me pumped up for the game.

Best player I’ve played against:
Michael Conforto, because he’s a hard guy to get out and is a true competitor.

Greatest baseball memory:
Winning the WCL with the Corvallis Knights in 2013.

Choate Career Stats
Yeareraw-lappgscgshosviphrerbbso2b3bhrbfbavgwphbpbksfasha
2014.... 2.54 4-1 21 0 0 0/2 0 28.1 23 11 8 14 24 1 1 1 122 .221 4 2 0 0 2
2015.... 2.29 1-3 34 0 0 0/4 3 51.0 42 20 13 26 58 8 0 1 216 .235 3 2 1 1 8
TOTAL... 2.38 5-4 55 0 0 0/6 3 79.1 65 31 21 40 82 9 1 2 338 .230 7 4 1 1 10

 

 

 

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