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Brandon May
Brandon May

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Lassiter

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
INF

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R



A preseason All-America and All-SEC candidate ... named First-Team All-SEC after a stellar 2008 season ... an excellent hitter ... expected to hit in the middle of talented UA batting order ... can play infield or outfield ... worked at all four infield positions and both corner outfield positions this fall ... played in 112 career games and made 104 starts for the Crimson Tide ... enters the 2009 season with 87 consecutive starts, the longest active streak on the team ... posted .328 (131 for 400) career batting average with nine home runs and 63 RBI ... tallied 37 career multi-hit games and 15 career multi-RBI games for the Tide ... hitting .333 (2 for 6) for the Tide as a pinch-hitter with one double and one RBI ... hitting .308 (4 for 13) with 11 RBI in his career with bases loaded ... coming off his best season, where he hit .365 (92 for 252) with nine home runs and 50 RBI ... owns a wealth of summer league experience ... ... played on 10 World Series championship teams during summers at East Cobb ... played for the Newport (R.I.) Gulls in the 2007 New England Collegiate League ... selected to play in the 2007 NECL All-Star game for his efforts at the plate and on defense ... also an excellent student and was named to SEC Academic Honor Roll and Dean's List.

CUBA FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT:
May played in three games and earned two starts for the Tide in its three-game exhibition series against Cuba ... he started games at first base and left field ... he was hitless in the series, but did have three walks and scored one run.

CAREER Postseason NOTES:
May has played and started nine postseason games in his two-year career ... posted a .306 (11 for 36) career postseason average with one double, five RBI and seven runs scored ... hit safely in all six career SEC Tournament games ... posted .440 (11 for 25) career SEC Tournament average with four runs scored and four RBI ... UA's leading hitter at the 2008 SEC Tournament, where he batted .529 (9 for 17) with four runs scored and four RBI in four games ... had three multi-hit games in 2008 tournament ... went 4 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI in elimination game win over Kentucky on May 23 ... also had two hits against Georgia on May 22 and LSU on May 24 ... made postseason debut at 2007 SEC Tournament and started two games against Arkansas and Florida ... batted .333 (2 for 6) in two games ... broke up Arkansas' Nick Schmidt's no-hitter with eighth inning single on May 23 ... made NCAA Regional debut at the 2008 Conway Regional ... went 2 for 13 (.154) in three NCAA Regional starts ... went 1 for 4 and scored two runs in first-round win over East Carolina in May 30 ... recorded an RBI double against Coastal Carolina on May 31.

SOPHOMORE (2008):
A First-Team All-SEC selection ... only UA player to start all 63 games in 2008 ... hit .365 (92 for 252) with nine home runs and 50 RBI ... eight of nine home runs came on the road ... also scored 60 runs and posted a team-high 18 doubles ... produced career-highs in games (63), starts (63), hitting (.365), runs scored (60), hits (92), doubles (18), home runs (9), RBI (50) and walks (39) ... co-leader with 31 multi-hit games ... led UA with four, 4-hit games ... ranked third with 13 multi-RBI games ... started all 30 SEC games ... batted .369 (45 for 122) with seven home runs and 18 RBI ... also added nine doubles and scored 27 runs ... opened the season by going 4 for 5 with two extra base hits, two runs scored and three RBI in season opener against Cal Poly on Feb. 22 ... slugged first career home run in the win over the Mustangs ... batted .455 (5 for 11) at the 2008 Southwest Diamond Classic in Frisco, Texas ... went 5 for 9 (.556) with four runs scored and six RBI in series sweep over Youngstown State ... was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBI in series finale on March 9 ... went 4 for 5 and hit first career SEC home run at Kentucky on March 14 ... season-high three walks at UK on March 15 ... recorded three straight multi-hit games against Vanderbilt (6 for 10) on March 21-23 ... season-high three runs scored against Jacksonville State on March 25 ... went 4 for 5 with two-run home run in series finale at LSU on April 6 ... hit safely in 18 of 19 games from April 6-May 4, which included two 9-game hitting streaks ... hit .500 (19 for 38) during first 9-game hitting streak (April 6-19) with five doubles, three home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored ... during his second nine-game hitting streak (April 22-May 4), he batted ..381 (16 for 42) with four doubles, three home runs, 10 RBI and 12 runs scored ... had three hits, two doubles and season-high four RBI against Mississippi Valley State on April 8 ... recorded four straight multi-hit games against Tennessee (April 12-13), Southern Mississippi (April 16) and Mississippi State (April 19) ... career-high six at-bats against MSU on April 19 ... matched season-high with three runs scored against MSU on April 19 ... named SEC Player of the Week after hitting .500 (7 for 14) in three-game series at Arkansas (May 4-6) with three doubles, two home runs, five RBI and six runs scored ... tallied two hits and three runs scored in series opener on May 4 ... went 3 for 5 with two doubles, one home run and four RBI in series-opening win at Arkansas on May 5 ... tallied four hits in series finale against Florida on May 13 ... had six hits and knocked in four runs in UA's series win at Georgia (May 16-17) to close regular season ... started all seven postseason games ... hit safely in six of seven postseason games ... hit .367 (11 for 30) with five RBI and seven runs scored ... UA's leading hitter at SEC Tournament with a .529 (9 for 17) average with four runs scored and four RBI ... went 4 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI against Kentucky on May 23 ... had three multi-hit games in SEC Tournament.

FRESHMAN (2007):
Played in 49 games as a true freshman ... started 41 games at three different positions, including second base (33), third base (6) and left field (2) ... hit .264 (39-for-148) with seven extra base hits and 13 RBI ... added three triples, four doubles and scored 18 runs ... went 2-for-3 (.667) as a pinch hitter ... hit .320 (8-for-25) and drove in 12 runs with the bases loaded ... reached base in 38 of 49 games ... played in 27 SEC game and made 23 starts ... hit .184 (16-for-87) with 13 RBI in SEC games ... recorded pinch-hit double in first collegiate at-bat against Georgia State on Feb. 11 ... opened the season with a four-game hitting streak (Feb. 11-18), where he was 4-for-8 (.500) with two extra base hits and two runs scored ... made first career start against Canisius (Feb. 17) and went 1-for-3 with RBI ... slapped a two-run single against Villanova on Feb. 24 to cap UA's four-run seventh inning en route to a 5-3 win ... recorded his first career three-hit game against McNeese State on March 3 ... hit safely in all three games against Nebraska (March 9-11) ... posted a four-game hitting streak (4-for-13, .308) from March 9-14 ... made his first career SEC start at Ole Miss on March 23 ... had a career-high three-game RBI streak from April 15-20 ... delivered a two-run single to snap a 2-2 tie and spark an eight-run sixth inning in UA's 10-5 win over No.4 South Carolina on April 27 ... tallied three hits and scored two runs (3-for-4, 2 R) in a win over Mississippi Valley State on May 1 ... career-high four hits (4-for-4) at Florida on May 4 ... went 2-for-6 (.333) at the SEC Tournament ... went 1-for-2 vs. Arkansas on May 23 to break up Nick Schmidt's no-hitter with one out in the eighth inning ... played for the Newport (R.I.) Gulls in the New England Collegiate League in the summer of 2007... Newport posted a 25-17 overall record and finished as a runner-up in the NECBL ... played in the NECBL All-Star Game ... started all 42 games for the Gulls ... hit .261 (41-for-157) with one home run and 22 RBI ... led the team with 12 doubles ... finished second on the team with 26 runs scored ... also posted a .357 slugging percentage and a .366 on-base mark ... was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases ... was second on the team with 99 assists.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2006 graduate of Lassiter High School in Marietta, Ga., where he was a four-year starter for Coach Mickey McMurty ... was a two-time high school All-America selection ... named to the 2006 Sony Playstation All-American team and played in the Sony Playstation All-American game at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, N.M., nationally televised by Fox Sports Net ... went 3-for-4 at the plate with one run scored and one RBI ... hit .400 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI as high school senior ... also scored 48 runs ... named team captain and earned the team's gold glove award for his stellar defense ... a 2006 Louisville Slugger First-Team All American and 2006 Rivals.com Second-Team All American ... the 2005 Georgia 5A State Player of the Year ... a two-time Atlanta Journal Constitution Player of the Year (2005 and 2006) ... member of the 2004 Atlanta Journal Constitution All-County Team ... three-time All-County Team honoree by the Marietta Daily Journal (2004, 2005 and 2006)... the 2006 Marietta Daily Journal Player of the Year ... 2006 East Cobb Player of the Year ... rated the nation's 70th-best high school prospect by Baseball America in 2005... as junior in 2005, he hit .435 with 10 home runs, 34 RBI, scored 47 runs and had 11 stolen bases ... earned Lassiter's "Big Stick" award for highest batting average and most RBI in 2005 ... Lassiter won the 2006 5A State Championship and was ranked 6th in the final Baseball America poll after finishing as the Class 5A State runner-up in 2005 ... played for the East Cobb Yankees in Connie Mack competition with current UA teammate Miers Quigley on a team that won the Connie Mack World Series Championship ... was named to the All-Tournament Team and earned the tournament's Big Stick" award ... was a member of 10 World Series championship teams during his career with the East Cobb Astros and Yankees.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Brandon Michael May ... son of Mike and Angie May ... has two siblings, Chris and Lauren.

     
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