Maryland Baseball Network is counting down to Opening Day! Today marks five days until the start of the 2017 season, so here’s a look at #5, Brandon Gum.
BRANDON GUM | 5
Year: Redshirt Senior
Height/Weight: 6’2″ / 185 lbs.
Hometown: Woodbridge, Va.
Previous School: George Mason University
2016 Spring Stats: .304 (14-for-46), 2 2B, 4 RBI, 11 R, .407 OBP, .457 SLG
About Brandon: Transfer infielder Brandon Gum comes to Maryland as a redshirt senior, playing in just 11 games last season for George Mason due to an injury. He started in all 11 games he played in, however, and hit above .300 for the Patriots, adding a pair of doubles, a home run and 11 runs scored. In Gum’s last full season in 2015, he was a key player for George Mason. He ranked second on his team with a .338 batting average, and tallied the third-longest hitting streak in George Mason history — 25 games. He also earned Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team honors. Gum played against the Terps three times as a Patriot, going 4-for-10 with 3 RBIs. Gum has experience at both positions on the left side on the infield but will get the bulk of his opportunities this season at third base, along with AJ Lee.