A promising young player who is working to adjust after undergoing hip surgery ... Came to Tech in 2006 with a nagging injury ... Managed to piece together a productive fall ... Was later diagnosed with a torn labrum in his hip that required surgery ... Had the surgery in January and sat out the 2007 season ... Worked hard at both corner infield positions when he returned to practice this past fall ... His body is still trying to get used to the pace of practice and playing every day ... Has good power potential and the ability to help the team when he returns to form.
2006-07: Sat out the 2007 season after undergoing hip surgery in January.
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 residential property management.