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  Brandon Besl

Brandon Besl

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Oak Hills

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
10/06/1986

B/T:
R/R

05/04/2009

Ohio Baseball vs. Otterbein Doubleheader (4/29)

Photos from Ohio baseball's doubleheader sweep of Otterbein April 29. Photos by Joel Hawksley

05/03/2009

Ohio vs. Kent State (4/24)

Photos from Ohio baseball's 17-8 win over No. 25 Kent State on April 24 at Bob Wren Stadium. Photos by Joel Hawksley.

04/21/2009

Ohio vs. Akron Doubleheader (4/18)

Photos from Ohio's doubleheader sweep of Akron Saturday, April 18.

2009: Team co-captain ... Named Second-Team All-MAC for second-straight year ... Earned MAC Player of the Week May 11 after hitting four home runs in the series with Miami ... Started all 52 games he played, missing just one game, splitting time between third base and second base ... Hit .298, while slugging .521 with an on-base percentage of .386 ... Smacked 18 doubles, second on the team, tied for sixth in the MAC and tied for eighth in Ohio single-season history ... Finished his career second on the school's all-time doubles list with 60 ... Had 215 at-bats with 64 hits (fifth on the team) and closed his career with 761 at-bats, second all-time ... Tallied a career-long 15-game hit streak from April 17 to May 10, the second longest streak by a Bobcat in 2009 ... Registered a career-best 10 home runs (fifth on the team), including two home runs May 8 at Miami ... Tallied a season-high four hits March 20 vs. CMU and May 8 at Miami ... Had 20 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games ... Scored 47 runs and drove in 42 ... Had a pair of sac flies and sac bunts each ... Struck out just 24 times, second fewest among everyday starters .... Was hit by a team-high 17 pitches.

2008 Summer League: Played in 39 games, while starting 37 for the league-champion Cincinnati Steam ... Helped lead the team to a league-best 30-10 record ... Selected to play in the mid-season All-Star Game and was named to the All-GLSCL First Team ... Hit .289 over the summer, swinging for 37 hits, which ranked third on the team, in 128 at-bats, which was second on the squad ... His 10 doubles and four home runs were both second on the team as well ... Drove in a team-best tying 30 runs, which tied for third in the league, while scoring 23 himself ... Had a .461 slugging percentage, while collecting 14 walks for a .369 on-base percentage ... Chipped in three sac flies ... Was second on the squad with 196 putouts and earned a .991 fielding percentage ... Tied for second in the league with 22 double plays fielded.

2008: Named Second-Team All-Mid-American Conference ... Started all 46 games in which he played, all but one at third base ... Batted a team-best .369, which was sixth in the MAC, while earning a .631 slugging percentage, which was third in the league ... Had 187 at-bats on the season, of which he had 69 hits, including being tied for the team lead with 20 doubles, which ties for fourth on Ohio's all-time single-season list, and struck out only 18 times ... Was 22nd in the country in doubles per game with 0.43 ... Hit nine home runs and a triple ... Scored 35 runs and knocked in 46, which was fourth on the team ... Earned a .420 on-base percentage, which was also fourth on the squad ... Had a season-high five hits April 15 versus Pittsburgh, as well as four RBIs and a season-best tying three runs ... Notched a season-high five RBIs April 11 against Eastern Michigan ... Registered 19 multi-hit games and had an 11-game hitting streak from May 3-May 23 ... Had five sac flies, tying for second on the team.

2007 Summer League: Played for the Cincinnati Steam of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League with former Bobcat Kurt Smith ... Finished tied for first on the team with 17 RBIs ... Had a .271 average in 85 at-bats ... Had 21 hits and 12 runs ... Finished with a slugging percentage of .400 and a fielding percentage of .992.

2007: Was one of only two Bobcats to appear in all 54 games and made 53 starts ... Finished fourth on the team with a .323 batting average ... Was third on the Bobcat roster with 41 RBIs ... Finished second on the team and tied for seventh in Ohio single-season history with 17 doubles ... Tied the longest hitting streak of the season by a Bobcat with a 13-game streak ... Struck out just 24 times in 229 at-bats ... Was second on the team with 45 runs scored ... His 229 at-bats were the fourth most in a single season by an Ohio player ... Tied for the team lead with four sacrifice flies ... Batted .327 against lefties and .322 against right-handers ... Recorded his first career multi-home run game with two home runs and a career-high four RBIs May 6 at Akron ... Finished second on the team with 22 multi-hit games.

2006 Summer League: Played for the Cincinnati Steam of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League along with former Ohio teammate Dan Weiss ... Hit .276 in 35 games played for the Steam ... Hit one home run with 13 RBIs while posting a .987 fielding percentage.

2006: Received 36 starts and played 39 games ... Started 32 times at first and four times at third ... Hit .238 with nine extra-base hits and 24 RBIs ... Hit .324 with runners in scoring position ... Recorded eight multiple-hit and seven multiple-RBI games ... Turned in three-hit games at Toledo on March 31 and against Kent State on April 30 ... Had the best fielding percentage among infielders at .979 and led the team with 290 putouts ... Missed the first two weeks of the year with an ankle injury.

High School: A 2005 first-team all-state, first-team all-city and First-Team All-Greater Miami Conference selection ... Named GMC Player of the Year ... Hit .364 with 13 home runs and 75 RBIs in his career at Oak Hills High School ... Holds school records for hits, games played, at-bats and doubles ... Also earned letters in football and basketball.

Personal: A sport management major ... Son of Steve and Mona Jacobs ... Born on Oct. 6, 1986.