2011-12 Baseball
Brandon Bixler
Brandon Bixler
Brandon Bixler

HOMETOWNOviedo, Fla.

At a Glance
Set a new FGCU single-season record with a .166 opponent batting average … recorded a career high 14 strikeouts in seven innings of work, just one off the FGCU program record, to earn Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week … twice named one of Louisville Slugger's National Players of the Week … named CollegeBaseballInsider.com Southeast Region Pitcher of the Week.

As A Junior (2013)
Made 13 appearances, including 11 starts ... finished the year with a 5-3 record and a 4.14 ERA in 50 innings of work ... second on the team in opponents batting average (.182) and strikeouts (64) ... opened the season with four innings of hitless baseball against St. John's (Feb. 17), accumulating six strikeouts and one walk in a no-decision ...  earned his first victory of the season at then-No. 13 Florida (Feb. 23), tossing five innings and allowing just one run on four hits and three walks, recording four strikeouts ... moved to 2-0 on the season after tossing seven innings of three-hit baseball against Manhattan (Mar. 3), issuing three walks and recording a season-high 11 strikeouts ... improved to 3-2 with the win at Kennesaw State (April 7), throwing 5.1 innings and allowing one run on four hits and recording nine strikeouts ... went six innings in game one of the doubleheader at FAMU (May 8), allowing three runs on three hits and a walk, striking out eight hitters in the win.

As A Sophomore (2012)
Made 14 appearances, including 12 starts … finished with a 3-7 record and a 5.95 ERA in 59 innings of work … established a new FGCU single-season record for opponent batting average at .166 … lowered his opponent batting average to .138 in Atlantic Sun Conference action … allowed three runs of fewer in eight of his trips to the mound … came one out away from a no-hitter against Bryant (Feb. 26), tossing 8.2 innings and allowing one run on one hit with three walks and 12 strikeouts to earn one of Louisville Slugger’s National Player of the Week honors … earned his second victory of the year after going five innings against Boston College (March 4), allowing two runs on as many hits with seven strikeouts … struck out the side in his one inning of scoreless relief work against FIU (March 28) … allowed three runs on four hits to go along with five strikeouts in a no-decision against then-No. 28 FAU (April 10) … picked up four strikeouts and allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits in 3.1 innings of relief work at New Mexico (April 21) … registered 14 strikeouts in just seven innings of one-hit baseball to earn his third victory of the year against Kennesaw State (April 29), coming just one strikeout away from the FGCU single-game record set by 2010 College Baseball National Player of the Year and Chicago White Sox first-round pick Chris Sale … the 14 punch out performance earned his first A-Sun Pitcher of the Week honor, his second Louisville Slugger Player of the Week honor, in addition to Southeast Region Pitcher of the Week by CollegeBaseballInsider.com.

Summer of 2011
Competed for the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League ... made 13 appearances on the mound, finishing with a 1-1 record while holding a 4.77 ERA ... had 34 strikeouts and 21 walks in 28.1 innings of work ... recorded multiple strikeouts in his first five relief appearances ... tallied a season-best six strikeouts against Madison in 4.2 innings on the mound ... followed with a five-strikeout outing at Wisconsin Rapids, picking up his first victory in 2.2 innings of work ... recorded multiple strikeouts in his final three appearances, retiring four batters in two innings to close the season.

As A Freshman (2011)
Made five starts and a total of 13 appearances … finished with a 0-3 record and 8.69 ERA … struck out 22 batters over 19.2 innings … right-handed batters were just 4-for-22 (.182) against him … struck out 12 over first two career starts against Central Michigan (Feb. 19) and Illinois (Feb. 26) … sat down a season-best seven batters against the Illini over 4.2 innings in a no-decision … first four appearances were starts, including the starting nod at UNF (Mar. 5) during A-Sun opening weekend.

High School
Four-year letterwinner … pitched 57 innings and accumulated 92 strikeouts during senior campaign … competed with Orlando Scorpions summer league team … played fall ball with FTB Mizuno … was selected to play for East team in the F.A.C.A high school All-Star game.

Born on December 31, 1991 … son of Mike and Helen Bixler … has one brother, Michael Bixler (22) … undecided major.

Single-Game Highs
Innings Pitched (Start):
8.2 vs. Bryant (Feb. 26, 2012)
Innings Pitched (Relief): 3.1 at New Mexico (Apr. 21, 2012)
Strikeouts: 14 vs. Kennesaw State (Apr. 29, 2012)
Strikeouts (Relief): 4 at New Mexico (Apr. 21, 2012)

Superlative Stats
Relief: 12
Starts: 27
Team Record in Starts: 14-16
2+ Strikeouts (Relief): 6 
5+ Strikeouts: 13
10+ Strikeouts: 3