A promising freshman who will sit out the 2007 season after undergoing hip surgery in January ... Came to Tech with a nagging injury ... Still managed to piece together a productive fall ... Worked at third base ... Played sound defense and showed power potential at the plate ... Exhibited the work ethic, toughness and ability the staff is looking for in the program ... Will be fully recovered and ready for the 2008 season ... Tech's coaches believe he will be a good player, both offensively and defensively.
High School: Lettered four years at Hidden Valley High as an infielder for coaches Jason Taylor and Scott Anthony ... Was named The Roanoke Times Timesland Player of the Year as a senior after batting .407 with five home runs, 26 runs batted in and 19 runs scored ... Carried a slugging percentage of .814 ... Was a three-time first-team all-district and all-region pick ... Also earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior and played in the Virginia High School All-Star game ... Hit .470 as a junior, driving in 17 runs ... Had 12 doubles and two homers that season and was selected for the Commonwealth Games ... Batted .464 as a sophomore and .327 his freshman year ... Contributed a combined 37 RBIs during those two seasons ... Finished with a .414 career batting average and 82 career runs batted in ... Was a four-time pick as team MVP ... Holds school records for hits, home runs and RBIs ... Was a shooting guard on the basketball team in 2005.
Personal: Brandon Bachman Lower ... Born 3/30/88 in Roanoke, VA ... Son of Roy and Susan Lower ... Enrolled in business.