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#16 Spencer Branigan
Position: First Baseman
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
City/State: Ross, Calif.
High School: The Branson School
2010 Game-by-Game 2010 Game-by-Game

2013: Tri-captain … Academic All-Big 5 ... Started 42 games at first base or designated hitter … Ranked third in the Ivy League with 14 doubles on the year … Ends career ranked fifth all-time in program history with 38 doubles … Doubled and drove in a run in season opener at William & Mary (3/1) … Went 3-for-4 with a double, driving in a run and scoring twice at Duke (3/5) … Six-game hitting streak (3/9-17) … Knocked in two runs in a win at Winthrop (3/9) … Ended series at Winthrop by connecting on three singles, driving in one run and scoring another (3/10) … Had a 2-for-3 day along with a walk, plating two in a victory at Towson (3/13) … Totaled five hits in a doubleheader at Lafayette, hitting two doubles, driving in two runs and scoring three times (3/23) … Had two hits and walked twice, cashing in two runs in a Liberty Bell Classic quarterfinal win at Lafayette (3/27) … Started a seven-game hitting streak (3/30-4/7) with two doubles and two runs scored in a win over Dartmouth (3/30) … Doubled in both halves of a twinbill with Harvard (3/31-4/1) … Drove in two runs in a win at Brown (4/6) … Had three hits in a series with Princeton, including two doubles (4/13-14) … Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a win at Lehigh (4/17).

2012:
Started all 40 games at either first base or designated hitter ... Batted .248 with a slugging percentage of .393 ... Finished second on the team with 26 RBI ... Racked up 36 hits, 20 runs and 11 doubles ... Doubled and scored a run in season-opener at Stetson (3/2) ... Had a bases-clearing triple in a 7-3 win over Fairfield (3/10) ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in home-opener against Temple (3/14) ... 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored in a 6-3 win at Villanova (3/21) ... Collected at least one hit and one RBI in every game of the series with Lafayette (3/23-24) ... Had four hits and five RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Harvard (4/8) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in an 8-5 win over Columbia (4/28).

2011: First-team All-Ivy ... Big 5 Player of the Week (5/2) ... Played in 37 games, starting 33 at first base and designated hitter ... Batted .296, slugged .528 and tied for the team lead with seven home runs ... Had 37 hits, 26 runs, 23 RBI and eight doubles ... Tied for second in Ivy League play with a .382 average ... Ended the season on a ten-game hit streak ... In the season opener against Maine, went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and three walks (3/5) ... Pitched one scoreless inning of relief against Maine without giving up a hit (3/5) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBI, a home run and first career steal against Georgetown (3/11) ... Against Harvard, came in as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 12th and delivered a game-winning sacrifice fly as Penn won 8-7 (4/2) ... Matched a career high with three hits, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and one run against Cornell (4/24) ... Reached base a career-high five times and went 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI versus Columbia (4/29) ... With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, belted a two-run walk-off homer to give Penn the 6-5 win over Columbia (4/30).

2010: Named to Rollins Baseball Week all-tournament team ... Played in 23 games, making 18 starts ... Led all freshmen with a .254 average, 17 hits and 16 RBI ... Led the team with three triples ... Opened college career against Georgetown, going 2-for-5 with three RBI, two runs, a double and a triple in a win (3/6) ... Went 1-for-3 with two runs, a double and three RBI against Maine (3/7) ... Had a career-high three hits against Georgetown, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI (3/9) ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Mount St. Mary's (3/20).

High School: Three-time letterwinner in baseball ... Served as team captain his senior season ... Also lettered in basketball and soccer ... Captained his hoops team as well ... Won basketball state championship in 2007 ... Was a two-time league champion in basketball (2007, '09) ... Also a league champion in soccer (2007) ... AP Scholar ... Performed with the Branson Chamber Singers which included a performance at the White House in 2008 ... Senior Mentor ... Worked at Canal Youth Center as a teacher and coach ... Played on NorCal Baseball summer travel team ... Won 2007 Junior Olympics silver medal with NorCal ... Won Wood Bat World Series championship.

Personal: Son of Nancy and Craig Branigan ... Teammate of fellow Quaker Grant Saunders with NorCal ... Grandfather, Dickson Smith, played hockey at Harvard ... Father was a swimmer at Lawrence University ... Mother is a competitive rower ... Avid traveler, having traveled to 23 countries.

 

Year avggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
2010.... .254 23-18 67 11 17 5 3 1 16 31 .463 11 0 28 1 .354 1 0 0-0 117 5 4 .968
2011.... .296 37-33 125 26 37 8 0 7 23 66 .528 11 6 27 3 .378 1 0 1-2 87 19 3 .972

2012....

.248 40-40 145 20 36 11 2 2 26 57 .393 16 5 32 3 .343 0 0 2-2 211 20 4 .983
2013.... .308  42-42  143  21  44  14  0  0  19  58  .406  19  1  26  7  .390  1  0  0-1 216  14  2  .991
TOTAL... .279 142-133 480 78 134 38 5 10 84 212 .442 57 12 113 14 .368 3 0 3-5 631 58 13 .981
 
Year eraw-lappgscgshosviphrerbbso2b3bhrbfbavgwphbpbksfasha
2011.... 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 .000 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL... 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 .000 0 0 0 0 0
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Hits: 3, 8 times
Doubles: 2, vs Georgetown, 03/09/10; Dartmouth, 3/30/13
Triples: 1, 5 times
Home runs: 1, 9 times
Total bases: 5, 5 times
RBI: 3, 4 times 
Runs scored: 3, at Columbia, 4/29/11
Walks: 3, vs Maine, 03/05/11
Hit by pitch: 1, 12 times
Struck out: 3, 6 times
Sac flies: 1, 3 times, last Princeton 4/14/13
At bats: 6, at Norfolk State, 3/19/11
Stolen bases: 1, vs Georgetown, 03/11/11; vs. Fairfield, 3/10/12; at Villanova, 3/21/12
Caught stealing: 1, Lafayette, 3/26/11; at Yale, 4/6/13
Innings pitched: 1.0, vs Maine, 03/05/11
Walks allowed: 1, vs Maine, 03/05/11
Batters faced: 4, vs Maine, 03/05/11
Field chances: 17, Princeton, 4/17/11
Putouts: 14, Princeton, 4/17/11; at Yale, 4/6/13
Assists: 3, Princeton, 4/17/11 

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