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#36 Branden Berry
Position: Infield/Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 230
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Rancho Bernardo
Experience: 2 Letters
2015 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

PERSONAL:
Born in Poway, Calif. ... son of Tammy and Tim Berry ... has an older sister, Alaura, who was an all-conference volleyball player at Bentley University ... earned his major in communications and a minor in political science.
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WASHINGTON
2015:  2015 Pac-12 All-Academic Team Honorable Mention ... one of two Huskies to start all 54 games (all at first base) ... led team in homers (8), RBI (37) and was second in hits (53) ... tied for sixth in the Pac-12 with eight home runs and second in hit by pitches (18) ... defensively was third in Pac-12 with 561 chances and 529 putouts, tied for 5th with 38 double plays ... led the team with a .300 batting average (30x100) at home ... hit .321 vs. left-handers and .328 (21x64) with runners in scoring position ... had OPS of .794 (.372 ob%, .421 slug%) ... 297 with 5 HR, 18 RBI in Pac-12 play ... led the team with 8 multiple RBI games and had the longest hitting streak of the season (16 games) by any Husky ... was 3x10 vs. Utah, including 2x3 with HR, 2 RBI in series opener ... had hits in all 3 games of Arizona series, scored 3 runs, 2 RBI ... 2x4, 2B, BB, RBI May 1 vs. Oregon State ... 2x12 at Oregon with HR #7 in 9th inning of 4-3 loss Saturday ... career high 16-game hit streak snapped April 21 at Seattle U .. ... ended February batting .200 and has since raised his average to .301 ... batting .326 with 3 HR, 12 RBI in April ... last week was 8x17 (.471), 2 HR, 5 RBI, SB in four games ... 5x12 (.417), HR 2 RBI vs. ASU ... 3x5 with HR#5, 2 runs, stolen base Tuesday vs. Seattle U ... 3x11 with HR last week at WSU ... 4x15, 5 RBI at Stanford ... 9-game hit streak Feb. 28-March 15 … team-best .455 (5x11) in USC series ... was 4x12 in Cal series, including a season-high 3 hits on 3/21 ... was 4x14 in UCLA series with HR#3 and 2 RBI ... had RBI in 6-straight from Feb. 27-March 7 ... was 8x29 (.276) with 9 RBI in 9-game homestand, Feb. 25- March 10...was 4x15 with HR, 7 RBI vs. Portland and North Dakota ... hit 2nd HR of the season, a 2-run blast in 4-1 win over North Dakota... tied for team-high of 4 hits, 3 RBI at Big-12/Pac-12 Tourney ... hit 4th career HR in 10-1 loss vs. Oklahoma ... hit game-ending RBI single in 10th inning vs. Kansas State ... started year 2 for-14 vs. Pacific, with a double and 3 RB.

2014:
Played in 52 games, starting 45 (37 at first base, 6 at DH and 2 in right field) ... ended the season hitting in 7 of the last 8 games ... was a team-best 7-for-16 (.438) in the Oxford Regional ... drove in the first run of team's 3-2 loss at Ole Miss ... had 3 hits against Ole Miss on June 1 and was 3-for-4 with 2 runs vs. Georgia Tech in regional opener ... batted .387 in May (12-for-31) ... 3-for-10 vs. UCLA, hitting 2 doubles ... 2-for-8 at OSU ... 2-for-4, 2 RBI in Bethune-Cookman series making first 2 starts of season in right field ... was 2-for-4 with 3 runs May 5 vs. Grand Canyon University with his 1st home run of the season ... was 1-for-2 vs. WSU on April 25 ... made 1 start at Cal and was 0-for-4 in 2 games  ... hit .440 (11-for-25, 10 runs, 3 doubles, 5 RBI) during six-game hit streak from March 21-29 ... 5-for-15, 6 runs scored in USC series ... drove in go-ahead run in 14th inning with a sascrifice fly vs. USC ... went 3-for-5 with 3 runs in 19-4 win over USC ... 2-for-4, 3 runs, RBI in series opener vs. USC ... 2-for-4 with 2 RBI on Tuesday vs. Gonzaga ... was 4-for-12 (.333) with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 4 runs scored in Arizona series ... smacked 2-RBI double in series finale vs. AZ ... had 2 hits in opener of Husky Ballpark (2-for-4, double, 2 runs) ... went 1-for-12 in ASU series  ...  3-for-10 in Jack Gifford Invitational Tourney, including 2-for-3, 2B RBI vs. San Jose State... had a hit in each of the first four games and hit .353 (6-for-17, double, 4 runs, 3 RBI) at Texas St. Tourney ... 2-for-4 with 2 runs in season-opener vs. Air Force ... 2-for-4, double, 2 RBI vs. Michigan on Feb. 16.

2013: Utilized a medical redshirt due to a right arm injury. 

2012: Played in 52 and started 50 of the Huskies' 55 games during freshman season ... started 30 games at designated hitter and 20 at first base ... opened the year on fire in the three-game series at San Diego State ... went 4-for-4 opening day at SDSU ... the following day, was 2-for-6 with a homer, two runs and two RBI vs. the Aztecs ... wrapped up first college series going 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI on Feb. 19 at San Diego State ... 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs batted in Feb. 27 at Northridge ... 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI March 3 (game two) vs. Saint Joseph's ... 2-for-4 in back-to-back games vs. Cal Poly (March 11) and Portland (March 13) ... hit a two-run homer in Washington's April 6 win over Stanford ... 2-for-3 April 21 vs. Arizona and then 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double the next day vs. the Wildcats ... in that April 22 game, drove in the game-winning run with a single in the 12th inning ... 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in win April 24 at Portland ... 2-for-5 with an RBI in each of the first two victories at USC May 4-5 ... 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBI May 20 at Arizona State ... had the big hit in the Huskies' 5-2 win over Washington State on May 25, hitting a two-run double to break a 2-2 tie in the seventh ... hit safely in all three games vs. the Cougars ... played for the Mat-Su Miners over the summer, earning a spot in the Alaska League all-star game.

RANCHO BERNARDO HIGH SCHOOL: Played four seasons on the varsity under coach Sam Blalock ... captained the team as a senior ... first-team All-California as a senior, and was also San Diego Section Player of the Year, All-CIF San Diego Section and All-North County ... hit .432 with 10 homers and 46 runs batted in as a senior ... won the section title as a junior and senior ... in 2011, cruised to the title with shutouts in three of four playoff games and a 9-1 victory in the other ... ranked eighth in the nation as a junior and 12th as a senior ... hit .448 with seven home runs and 44 RBI as a junior.


GETTING TO KNOW BRANDEN BERRY

First memory of baseball:
Playing t-ball with my pops coaching me.

Best player I’ve played against:
Bryce Harper because he is a true competitor.

Former teammates playing pro:
Bryce Harper (Nationals), Bosuke Katoh (Yankees)

Favorite Movies: 
The Sandlot, Remember the Titans

Pre-game ritual:
Always pray before game

 

Berry Career Stats
Yearavggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
2012.... .292 52-50 192 27 56 8 2 2 26 74 .385 13 12 36 5 .372 1 0 0-0 160 15 3 .983
2014.... .262 52-45 164 26 43 9 0 1 18 55 .335 16 5 36 2 .340 3 1 2-3 383 20 3 .993
2015.... .269 54-54 197 24 53 6 0 8 37 83 .421 18 18 44 5 .372 6 0 4-5 529 28 4 .993
TOTAL... .275 158-149 553 77 152 23 2 11 81 212 .383 47 35 116 12 .363 10 1 6-8 1072 63 10 .991

 

 

 

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