2005 POTW

2005 Rawlings CPL Defensive Player of the Year:

Ryan Brandt (Methodist College) Fayetteville SwampDogs
Brandt, a junior from Methodist College and Severna Park, Maryland, made a total of 13 appearances on the mound this summer, including 11 starts. One of those starts came during the 2005 CPL Petitt Cup Tournament over the weekend, where Brandt pitched through eight complete shutout innings, surrendering only five hits, while striking out 11 to earn the win in the SwampDogs’ first round game against Wilson. His effort for Fayetteville at the 2005 Petitt Cup earned him the honor of being named the Rawlings Defensive Player of the 2005 Petitt Cup Tournament as well.

Overall, Brandt, a 6-4, 220-pound righthander, finished the summer with an incredible 0.71 ERA to go along with an 8-2 record. In 75 2/3 innings pitched, he gave up only 10 runs, six earned, on 50 hits. Even more impressive, however, were his numbers in both walks and strikeouts. On the season, Brandt only walked 11 batters, while striking out 77, giving him a .142 walk-to-strikeout ratio.

2005 Rawlings Pitchers of the Week

Tri-Pitchers of the Week (Week 9):
Rob Wilson (Davidson) Thomasville (Week 9)
David Wood (Temple) New Bern (Week 9)
Matt Leake (Tennessee-Wesleyan) Edenton (Week 9)

Pitcher of the Week (Week 8):
Rob Wilson (Davidson) Thomasville (Week 8)
Ryan Howe (Lake Sumter C.C.) Peninsula (Week 8)

Pitcher of the Week (Week 7):
Kevin Pucetas (Limestone) Wilson (Week 7)

Pitcher of the Week (Week 6):
Todd Mittauer (Liberty) Thomasville (Week 6)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 5):
Matt Teague (Carson Newman) Gastonia (Week 5)
Andrew Cruse (South Carolina) New Bern (Week 5)

Pitcher of the Week (Week 4):
Michael Hauff (North Carolina A&T) Asheboro (Week 4)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 3):
Wynn Pelzer (South Carolina) Wilmington (Week 3)
Matt Brinkman (Evansville) Florence (Week 3)

Tri-Pitchers of the Week (Week 2):
Casey Zachry (Texas Tech) New Bern (Week 2)
Tyler Addison (Lander) Spartanburg (Week 2)
Andy Dirks (Hutchinson C.C.) Fayetteville (Week 2)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 1):
Nick Schumacher (Wayne State) Asheboro (Week 1)
Tyler Addison (Lander) Spartanburg (Week 1)