22 Brandon James
22 Brandon James
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
Year: Sr./Sr.
Hometown: Mentor, Ohio
High School: Mentor
Position: OF

2010: Named to the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II All-Star Team and to the ABCA Midwest Region Second Team... selected as the Lake Erie College Department of Athletics “Male Athlete of the Year"... only player to play in and start all 47 games... led the Storm in batting with a .411 average (60-of-146) and with 44 runs... second on the team with eight home runs and 37 runs batted in... stole 11 bases and walked 21 times... ended the season with a 13 game hitting streak... went 5-of-7 in a doubleheader against Malone on 3/20 with three home runs (including his lone multi-homer game), five runs batted in and six runs scored.

2009: Named to All-Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) Second Team... Played in 49 games, making 48 starts in the outfield... finished second in the team in hitting with a .345 average (51-of-148)... scored 28 runs, hit two home runs and drove in 32... led team with 13 doubles and added two triples... also topped the squad with 13 stolen bases... ranked third in slugging percentage at .500 and fifth in on-base percentage at .410... had 14 multi-hit games, including three with three hits... drove in a career-high-tying four runs vs. Case Western Reserve 3/19 and vs. Salem International 4/15... also scored three times in game vs. CWRU... hit safely in season's first eight games... stole two bases vs. Indiana (Pa.) on 3/18... double two times in a game twice... had two outfield assists.

2008: Saw action in 36 games, making 35 starts, as a freshman... hit .347 (41-of-118) and scored 31 runs... homered three times and drove in 19 runs... finished with team-leading eight stolen bases... had 11 multi-hit games... had career-high four hits in a game twice, vs. Notre Dame (OH) 4/23 and vs. D'Youville 4/26... hit first career homer at Muskingum 3/17... drove in a career-high four runs on 4/15 at Pitt-Bradford... hit two doubles in a game at LaRoche 4/12... stole two bases in a game twice... made five appearances on the mound, all in relief... did not allow an earned run in 8 1/3 innings... surrendered eight eights and two unearned runs... struck out four and walked just two... earned his first varsity win with two innings of perfect relief vs. Baldwin-Wallace on 4/6.

PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Was a four-year letter winner in both baseball and football at Mentor High School... twice was named All-Lake Erie League and was an All-Ohio First Team selection on the diamond... was a three-time all-state receiver in football.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 3, 1988... majoring in sport management... parents are Arin and Traci Carothers... has a sister Brittany and brother Bradley... also a two-year letter-winner and leading receiver on Storm football team.