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3 BRANDON MCARTHUR
  • INF
  • 6-1 · 190
  • R/R
  • Sophomore · 1L
  • Seffner, Fla.
  • Armwood High School
  • Major: Social and Behavioral Sciences

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Participated in 46 of the Gators' 56 games, missing several due to a deep bone bruise and recurring shin problems...Started 25 games at second base, 13 at third base and five at designated hitter for UF...Hit .262 with 20 RBI and scored 19 runs...Equaled his rookie season output of two homers and poked a couple of triples…Turned in a .263 average in 24 SEC contests with seven runs and five RBI...Had 10 multiple-hit games and five multiple-RBI outings...Earned Academic All-SEC honors for the second time…Ended the season with a 4-for-7 (.571) effort during the LSU series…Belted a game-tying two-run homer in the opener…Delivered a solid 3-for-7 (.429) showing in the first two games at No. 8 Alabama...Tied for second on the Gators with a .400 (4-for-10) clip versus Auburn...Was 2-for-4 in the finale with an RBI and a run scored...Drew a walk in the first game, ending a stretch of 13-straight contests without a free pass...Played the first two games at Tennessee and was 2-for-7 (.286)...Smashed his second triple of the year in the opener and later scored to give the Gators the lead...Notched his seventh multiple-hit outing of the year by going 2-for-3 against Bethune-Cookman...Hit .231 (3-for-13) at Kentucky and was 2-for-5 in the series opener with the 'Cats...Went 3-for-8 (.375) in the Vanderbilt series...Named to the College Baseball Foundation Honor Roll on March 14 following a 6-for-14 (.429) showing in the sweep of Harvard...Established a career high with four RBI in the opener and matched that total in the finale...Key hit in game one was a bases-clearing triple with two down in the seventh...Contributed a two-run single on Saturday and set a career high with three hits as part of a 3-for-5 outing in the last encounter with the Crimson...Led the Gators with a .500 (3-for-6) effort against UNCG...Went 1-for-3 and scored on Adam Davis' RBI single against Florida State...Drew a bases-loaded walk during the six-run second inning for the Gators in the series finale that completed the sweep of Miami (Fla.)...Hit .308 (4-for-13) versus Cincinnati and tied for the team lead with six runs...Recorded at least one hit and scored twice in all three encounters with the Bearcats...Connected on the Gators' first home run of the season with a fourth-inning solo shot on opening night...Finished 2-for-5 with two RBI.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2005): Played in 64 games for Florida and made 60 starts at third base...Batted .268 overall with 30 RBI...Was the lone Gator chosen to the SEC's All-Freshman squad after batting .286 in 28 league outings…Hit .220 (9-for-41) during the NCAA Tournament and drove in seven runs...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time…Was 2-for-3 and scored UF's first run against Texas on June 26 in the College World Series...Had an RBI grounder in the second game of the NCAA Super Regional series versus Florida State…Went 2-for-4 and scored twice in the 8-1 win over the Seminoles on June 10...Launched the second of his club's three round-trippers as part of back-to-back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning in the first meeting with FSU...Batted .250 (3-for-12) in NCAA Regional action and was second on the squad with five RBI...Lofted a sacrifice fly to drive in the go-ahead run in the third inning against Notre Dame in the championship game of the NCAA Gainesville Regional...Was 2-for-4 with two RBI in the opening-round win over Stetson...Ranked fifth on the squad with a .308 (4-for-13) effort at the SEC Tourney...Finished the event by going 2-for-3 in 4-2 setback to Ole Miss...Was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run and poked a key double in the triumph over Stetson on May 18...Second on the Orange and Blue with .400 (4-for-10) clip in the series win over Mississippi State...Drove in two runs in the 11-5 setback at South Florida on May 11...Managed a 2-for-3 outing in the third meeting with FSU, including his first career triple...Raised hitting streak to team-best 15 games with a chopper in the sixth at Florida State...Hit .448 (26-for-58) during the skein, which ended on April 22 with an 0-for-4 showing at Auburn…Drove in a career-high three runs in the 9-6 heartbreaker to Alabama, giving him a .364 (4-for-11) average in the series...Remained in the zone with an eye-popping .667 (8-for-12) clip at Georgia...Set a career high with four hits in game two's 12-1 drubbing of the Bulldogs...Closed series by going 3-for-5...Hit a sizzling .500 (6-for-12) versus Kentucky...Clubbed his first career homer in Sunday's finale with a two-run shot...Opened the set with a then-career-high three hits, followed by a 2-for-3, two-RBI outing in which he scored a career-best three runs...Enjoyed a 2-for-4 night in Tallahassee in the first encounter with Florida State...Was 2-for-7 (.286) against South Carolina and scored twice...Had his first career stolen base in the third game...Singled in the second game at Ole Miss for his first SEC hit...Walked twice and scored twice against Mercer on March 1...Had three hits in 18-3 domination of FAMU on Feb. 22...Went 1-for-4 in the third game of the Miami (Fla.) series with two runs and an RBI...Was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI in a 15-6 win on Feb. 13 over Charleston Southern...Poked an RBI double in the seventh and delivered a sacrifice fly to center in the fifth for the first two RBI of his collegiate career...First hit at Florida was a single in the fourth inning...Started on opening night but was 0-for-4.

(2004): Was redshirted in his first season on the Florida campus.

SUMMER: Was a member of the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2005…In 18 games, he hit .239 (16-for-67) with seven runs and four RBI…Joined Gator teammates Stephen Barton and Jeff Corsaletti on the Rochester (Minn.) Honkers of the Northwest League in 2004…Batted .282, scored 18 runs and totaled 13 RBI over 29 games…Homered twice in the same inning during a 13-0 rout of Mankato on July 3…Laced an RBI single on the first pitch of his season debut on June 29 against Madison.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters playing for head coach Joey Fernandez…Was a first-team all-state selection in Class 4A as chosen by the Florida Sports Writers Association during his senior campaign…Took home the Tony Saladino Award, presented to the Hillsborough County Player of the Year…Previous winners include Tino Martinez and Gary Sheffield… Collected the Tampa Tribune County Player of the Year award…Received the John Lynch Award for the month of April 2003, awarded to the Tampa area athlete who demonstrates outstanding academic, athletic and community service…Batted .419 in his final prep season…Compiled a 7-3 record on the mound and registered a 1.34 earned run average…Participated in the Tampa Area North-South All-Star game…Three-time first-team All-Western Conference honoree…Named first-team all-county and as his team's Most Valuable Player as both a junior and senior…Hit .405 as a junior and swiped 12 stolen bases…Was an even 4-4 with a 1.88 ERA on the hill… As a sophomore, he hit .419 with 12 RBI and a pair of homers…Was chosen in the fifth round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Minnesota Twins.


McARTHUR'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 5 (17 times)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Kentucky (4/2/05)
Hits: 4 vs. Georgia (4/9/05)
RBI: 4 vs. Harvard (3/10 & 3/12/06)
Doubles: 1 (10 times)
Triples: 1 (three times)
Home Runs: 1 (four times)
Walks: 2 vs. Tennessee (4/30/05) & Mercer (3/1/05)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. South Carolina (4/27/05)
Hit Streak: 15 games (3/12-4/22/05)

McARTHUR'S CAREER STATISTICS
Overall Season Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2005 .268 64-60 228 32 61 6 1 2 30 14 40 1-2
2006 .262 46-43 149 19 39 4 2 2 20 11 20 0-0
CAREER .265 110-103 377 51 100 10 3 4 50 25 60 1-2
SEC Regular-Season Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2005 .286 28-27 105 17 30 3 0 1 13 8 25 1-2
2006 .263 24-24 80 7 21 2 1 1 5 6 10 0-0
CAREER .276 52-51 185 24 51 5 1 2 18 14 35 1-2
SEC Tournament Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2005 .308 4-4 13 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0-0
CAREER .308 4-4 13 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0-0
NCAA Tournament Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2005 .220 11-11 41 3 9 1 0 1 7 1 4 0-0
CAREER .220 11-11 41 3 9 1 0 1 7 1 4 0-0
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