Oklahoma high school senior spotlight: Putnam West's Jakob Brandenberger was dominant during shortened baseball season
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.”
Know of a high school senior athlete we should highlight? Tell us why at NICsportsdesk@oklahoman.com.