Brandon Haggerty is not the first returner to the league to make a list this offseason, but he is the first to be named to a top list before- he was the ninth best reliever in 2019.
Well, in 2021, he was only a starter, and went 4-2, 3.43, with a .245 BAA, 1.221 WHIP, 2.3 BB/9, and 9.8 K/9 in 39 1/3 innings pitched. He finished second in the league in innings pitched, tied for second in strikeouts, and sixth in BB/9. He was named first team All-League at the end of the year.
One of his best starts was on July 16 against New Market, when he threw six innings and allowed six hits, two unearned runs, no walks, and struck out four. Another excellent start was on June 30 against Purcellville, when he also threw six innings and allowed two hits, one run, four walks, and struck out eight.
(By the way, he went 0-0, 4.28 in 2019, with seven walks and 22 K’s in 27 1/3 innings pitched.)
Haggerty pitched for York, a Division-III school in Pennsylvania, for four years.
- 2018: 4-0, 6.84, 20 walks and 33 K’s in 26 1/3 innings
- 2019: 4-4, 3.91, 17 walks, 45 K’s in 48 1/3 innings
- 2020: 1-1, 7.50, just 12 innings in COVID season
- 2021: 9-1, 2.49 , 15 walks, school-record 84 strikeouts in 68 2/3 innings. He was MAC Commonwealth Pitcher of the Year, ABCA Mid-Atlantic Pitcher of the Year, ABCA 3rd Team All-American, MAC Academic Team, and CoSIDA Academic All-District. This performance explains the radar guns at a few of his starts last summer.
He has transferred to Butler for 2021-22.