Former Brookwood Pitcher Seals CWS Victory for Ole Miss on Three Strikeouts
On Sunday, right-handed pitcher Brandon Johnson – a former three-sport athlete at Brookwood High School in Tuscaloosa County, AL – dominated in his save opportunity during the ninth inning of Game 2 in the College World Series, securing Ole Miss its first baseball national title in school history.
The Cottondale, AL native struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth inning of Game 2, bringing his final save total for the 2022 season to a team-leading 12. Going into Sunday, Johnson held a 4.43 ERA through his 40.2 innings pitched.
With 24 games, he also led the Rebels in appearances for the year while holding opposing hitters to a season-long batting average of .203.
2022 was Johnson's second year playing for the Rebels in Oxford, MS after transferring to Ole Miss from Columbus State Community College before his junior year.
He graduated from Brookwood in 2018, lettering in all four years, after being named the team captain in baseball, basketball and football.