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Oklahoma high school senior spotlight: Putnam West's Jakob Brandenberger was dominant during shortened baseball season

Putnam West baseball player Jakob Brandenberger speaks to students before signing with Northern Oklahoma College-Enid during a signing day ceremony at Putnam West High School on Nov. 13, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]
Putnam West baseball player Jakob Brandenberger speaks to students before signing with Northern Oklahoma College-Enid during a signing day ceremony at Putnam West High School on Nov. 13, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]

Jakob Brandenberger, Putnam West baseball: The star pitcher and shortstop was thriving for Putnam West until the season was canceled. In 13 innings on the mound, Brandenberger recorded 28 strikeouts and had a 1.16 ERA. At the plate, he had a .533 batting average and hit two doubles and two triples. He also had impressive numbers last season, finishing with a 2.23 ERA and .472 batting average. Brandenberger, who is signed to play at Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, was one of nine seniors on the team. Putnam West coach Travis Brandenberger, Jakob’s father, expected the Patriots to make a deep postseason run this year. “Everything we have done for the last eight years has led up to this season,” he said. “This is the most talented team we’ve had in the last two decades and believed to our core we were going to the state playoffs.”

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Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›

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