CU Baseball BIO
34 Brandon Koenigstein
2011 (Summer with Springfield Sliders)
• Played summer baseball with the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League.

2011 (Junior at Creighton)
• Made 13 appearances on the season, finishing with a 8.07 ERA and a 0-1 record.
• Started seven games on the season.
• Threw 32.1 innings on the year, striking out 18.
• Made his first start of the season at Kansas, throwing 3.1 innings and allowing two earned runs on five hits (2/22).
• Came out of the bullpen to thow 2.0 innings at New Mexico, allowing two runs on two hits (2/26).
• Struck out a season high five batters in 3.1 innings of work at Central Arkansas (3/9).
• Also started on the mound in the April 26 meeting with Kansas, going 4.0 innings with just one earned run and four hits allowed.
• Hurled 1.2 innings of relief against Evansville in his only MVC appearance on the season (5/15).
• Finished the season with 4.1 innings of work in the 6-5 win over Missouri State in the MVC Tournament.  Threw a season-high 4.1 innings, allowing four earned runs and striking out two (5/26).

2010 (Sophomore at Creighton)

• Made 18 appearances on the hill, starting 11.
• Finished sixth in the Valley in ERA (3.95) and innings pitched (93.1).
• Named league’s Most Underrated Pitcher by collegebaseballinsider.com in a preseason poll.
• Pitched 5.0 innings, allowing just one run on two hits in no-decision at Central Arkansas (2/20).
• Went 4.1 innings in relief at Stephen F.  Austin (2/28), allowing four earned runs on six hits.
• Hurled 7.0 innings, allowing just two earned runs with three strikeouts at Sam Houston State (3/5).
• Went 5.1 innings at Minnesota (3/14) allowing two earned runs with two K’s to earn his first win of the season.
• Went 2.0 scoreless and hitless innings at UIC (3/19) to pick up second win of 2010.
• Threw perfect second inning at Kansas (3/23).
• Allowed just an unearned run in 7.0 innings, in third win of season at SIU (3/27).
• Pitched final inning at Nebraska (4/6), striking out one without allowing a run.
• Suffered first career loss in 24 career appearances, against Illinois State (4/10).
• Took loss at Bradley, giving up five runs in 6.2 innings (4/17).
• Went 6.0 innings at Missouri State, allowing five earned runs in no-decision.
• Earned fourth win by posting season high six strikeouts in 7.0 innings vs. Evansville (5/1).
• Went career-long eight innings, allowing two earned runs to get the win over Seattle (5/16).
• Finished season with 6.2 innings of one-run relief against Bradley at the MVC Tournament (5/26).

2009 (Freshman at Creighton)
• Earned a spot on the MVC All-Tournament Team for his seven inning no-hitter against Wichita State (5/21).  He allowed just one hit batsman to reach, preventing a perfect game.
• Recorded seven strikeouts, seven ground outs and six fly outs to retire 20 Wichita State batters.
• Threw 73 pitches in his no-hitter against Wichita State.
• Named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week after the no-hitter.
• Named to the College Baseball Foundation National All-Star Lineup (5/27).
• Struck out season-high seven in seven-inning no-hitter over Wichita State (May 21).
• Finished second on team in ERA (3.18) and tied for second in wins with five.
• Held opponents to a team-low .215 batting average.
• Made 14 appearances and three starts.
• Did not allow a run in first three appearances (6.1 IP).
• Won all three games he started.
• Made first appearance against Gonzaga (3/21).
• Made first start at home against North Dakota (3/25)
• Won first career game by striking out five in four scoreless innings against Albany (3/7).

2005-08 (Waterloo High School)
• Lettered in basketball and baseball during his time with the Bulldogs.
• Led his team to the regional playoffs his freshman and senior years.
• Threw a complete game to send his team to the regional championship game in May 2008.
• Compiled 13 wins through his first two seasons.
• Was 12-1 with a 1.09 ERA in the summer of 2007 with the St. Louis Pirates.
• Was a teammate on the Pirates with Creighton teammate Nick Musec.
• Named First-Team All-Mississippi Valley Conference his sophomore and senior years.
• Named Second-Team All-Mississippi Valley Conference his junior year.
• Played in the SIUE All-Star game in 2006.
• Played for Mark Cogel and Brian Smith in baseball.
• Played basketball under head coach Matt Mason.
• Was on Waterloo’s honor roll all four years as a student.
• Participated in Future Business Leaders of America and the Future Farmers of America.

Creighton Single-Game Highs

Innings pitched:  8.0 vs. Seattle, 5/16/10
Hits allowed:  12 vs. Illinois State, 4/10/10
Doubles allowed: 4 vs.  Wichita State, 5/9/10
Triples allowed: 1 (11x) last BYU, 3/22/11
Home runs allowed: 2 (2x) last vs. Evansville 5/2/10
Walks allowed: 3 (3x) last vs. Wichita State, 5/9/10
Strikeouts: 7 at Wichita State, 5/21/09
Batters faced: 33 vs. Illinois State, 4/10/10
Runs: 7 vs. BYU, 3/22/11
Earned runs: 7 vs. BYU, 3/22/11

Awards and Honors
Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team, 2009
Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week, May 23, 2009
College Baseball Foundation National All-Star Lineup, May 27, 2009

More About Brandon
Full Name:  Brandon Richard Koenigstein
Birthday: January 22, 1990
Birthplace: Belleville, Ill.
Parents: Darlene and Rich Koenigstein
Sibling: Brittany (23)
Major: Finance & Marketing
Career Ambition: Be a business owner
Favorite Athletes: Michael Jordan and Chris Carpenter
Favorite Movies: Anything and Everything
Favorite Foods: Hot wings, BBQ and steak
Favorite Quote: “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.  I’ve lost almost 300 games.  Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan
Why Creighton?:  Creighton has an unmatched reputation on and off the field.  In both areas, we are given the opportunity to excel and push ourselves beyond what we think is possible.
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waterloo, Ill.
High School: Waterloo, HS
Experience: High School