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#4 Brett Sunde
Position: Catcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Royal Oak, Mich.
High School: Bishop Foley
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Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-A BB SO TB-SLG% FLD
2013 .238 48-36 126 15 30 4 0 0 11 0-1 6 26 34-.270 .987
2014 .283 54-53 206 20 58 6 0 2 35 0-1 12 24 70-.341 .982
Total: .266 102-89 331 35 88 10 0 2 46 0-2 18 50 104-.314 .983

2014: Started all 53 games played, 49 at catcher ... named a candidate for Greg Olson National “Breakout Player of the Year” Award and was named MAC Player of the Week by College Sports Madness ... batted .283 (58-for-205) with six doubles, two home runs, 35 RBIs, 12 walks, eight HBP, 70 total bases and 20 runs scored ... had a .341 slugging percentage, .344 on-base percentage and .982 fielding percentage ... led WMU in multi-RBI games (9) ... was second on the team in RBIs & home runs and third in batting average ... defensively, threw out 18 runners attempting to steal, which ranked second most in the MAC ... 18 runners caught stealing is the most by a Bronco catcher since 2007 ... also picked off two runners ... struck out just seven times during 116 plate appearances during conference play ... had a 12-game hitting streak and 15-game on-base streak ... went 11-for-18, with five RBIs and a double over a four-game stretch at Snowbird Classic (3/1-3), hit 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in win over Boston College in that stretch ... doubled and drove in three at Miami (3/23) ... batted 5-for-11 during the Ball State series (4/18-20) ... went 3-for-5 with four RBIs in game three against Toledo, hitting an RBI single, RBI double and two-run homer (5/11).

2013: Played in 48 games and made 36 starts, primarily at catcher ... batted .238 (30-for-136) with four doubles, 11 RBIs and 15 runs scored ... improved average to .292 during MAC games ... threw out eight runners on the base paths and had one pickoff ... had six multi-hit games and two games with multiple RBIs ... collected first career hit at Minnesota (2/22) ... went 2-for-4 with a two-RBI double against Buffalo (3/30) ... went 3-for-5 with an RBI and run scored vs. Ball State (4/6) ... was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in win at Northwestern (5/1) ... best MAC series was against Akron, batting .455 (5-for-11) with two RBIs and two runs scored.

MLB Draft: Drafted by the Oakland Athletics as the 1069th pick in the 35th round of the 2012.

High School: Was an all-district and all-region selection in all four seasons and was an all-state selection his final three seasons earning a spot on the first team the last two years ... was chosen to play in East Coast Professional Showcase as a junior ... hit .500 as a senior with six home runs, 67 RBIs, 24 doubles and three triples, .439 as a junior with 62 RBIs, 13 doubles, three triples and six home runs ... over the past three years, has thrown out 50 of 61 base runners and picked off 48 ... Bishop Foley has gone 151-22 over past four years, winning four district championships, three regional championships and winning state titles in 2011 and 2012. He was the 2012 Michigan Gatorade High School Player of the Year.

Personal: Son of Buster and Stacey ... born on August 24, 1994 in Royal Oak, Michigan ... has two older sisters, Kelsey and Hayley... both parents attended Western Michigan ... father was a former Western Michigan standout and major-leaguer ... was a First Team All-MAC selection at WMU in 1982 and played for the Chicago White Sox 1982-84 ... business management major ... cumulative GPA of 3.54.


 

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