• Brandon Murray Accepts Scholarship to the University of South Carolina

      Murray signs


    The Hobart High School Baseball program is proud to announce that senior pitcher Brandon Murray has signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at the University of South Carolina. Brandon will be the next in a growing list of Hobart Baseball players to transition to the collegiate level since Coach Bob Glover took over the program in 2010.

    Brandon Murray has enjoyed a distinguished career at Hobart High School. Brandon became a member of the Hobart pitching rotation and everyday lineup as a freshman in 2011. Brandon began to attract national attention following his second start of his sophomore year when his fastball was clocked at 92 miles per hour. Since that time, Brandon has become one of the most accomplished student athletes in Hobart history.

    Following his stellar sophomore season in 2012, Brandon was selected 1st Team All Northwest Crossroads Conference and 2nd Team All Area. During his sophomore year, Brandon set a new single season strikeout record for Hobart baseball with 105, breaking the previous record which had stood for over 40 years. That summer, Brandon was selected to play for Team Indiana in the Crossroads Baseball Series.

    By the fall of 2012, Brandon had received interest from several schools nationwide. Ultimately, he made a verbal commitment to accept a scholarship from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

    In 2013, Brandon followed up his excellent sophomore season with an even better junior year. Notching an unbelievable 111 strikeouts, Brandon surpassed his own record from 2012. In addition, his career total of 266 strikeouts now stands as Hobart’s career strikeout record. Brandon’s offensive game exploded as well, and his 19 doubles set a new single season mark for the Brickies. He was voted by his teammates as the team’s Most Valuable Pitcher in 2013.

    Locally, he was selected 1
    st Team All Area, and 1st Team Northwest Crossroads Conference. USA Today also named Brandon to their All State Team for Indiana in 2013.

    Following a June appearance at the Perfect Game National Showcase in Minneapolis, Minnesota at which his fastball sat in the mid 90s, Brandon was named a Perfect Game High School All American. Later in June, he participated in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars in Cary, North Carolina. His performance in Cary earned him the right to participate in the Team Trials for the 18U National Team in California that August. Brandon’s summer was capped off when he pitched a scoreless inning at the Perfect Game All American Classic at PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, on August 11 in front of a national television audience on MLB Network.

    Brandon’s national profile was raised dramatically as a result of his excellent performance over the course of the summer. Both Perfect Game and Prep Baseball Report scouting services now recognize Brandon as the top high school player in the state of Indiana. In addition, he has received significant interest as a professional draft prospect leading up to the 2014 June Amateur Draft.

    Following additional visits to South Carolina in the spring, summer, and fall of 2013, Brandon remained convinced that USC was the right choice for him. The opportunity to play baseball in the SEC, the nation’s premier conference, was too good to pass up. South Carolina is a national powerhouse, having won NCAA National Championships in 2010 and 2011. In November, Brandon signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Gamecocks.

    Brandon has worked very hard to achieve the academic and athletic success necessary to play collegiate baseball. The School City of Hobart would like to congratulate him on his success and wish him well in his future endeavors.