Brandon played in all but one of Walla Walla Community College's 42 games this spring and recorded a respectable .280 batting average. He achieved team highs in runs scored (35), stolen bases (12), and tied for the team lead with 10 doubles. He ranked second on the team with 46 hits.
Wagstaff, who redshirted lin 2018, batted .295 for the Warriors two seasons ago. He led WWCC with 32 runs batted in, tied for second in runs scored (30) and sacrifice flies (three), was third in at-bats (173), and fourth in hits (51) on his way to earning a spot on the Eastern Region’s second-team.
The Warriors finished 18-12 in league, 30-20 overall, won the North Super Regional, and placed third in the Northwest Athletic Conference Championships.
“Playing for the Sweets is something I’ve wanted to do," Wagstaff said. "It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
The cozy confines of Borleske Stadium, i.e., the tantalizing 315-foot mark down the left-field line, will work to Wagstaff’s advantage, manager Frank Mutz said.
“I love his slugging percentage (.409 this spring) and his ability to drive in runs,” Mutz said. “That sits at the top of our priority list when we talk about building our roster.”
Brandon listed chicken, potatoes, and steak as his food preferences.