|High School:||Beckman HS|
UC Santa Barbara
In his sophomore campaign Brandon provided the Gauchos with a dangerous bat in the 3 hole...appearing in all 56 games he accumulated a .347 batting average which was good for fifth in the Big West and tied for second on the team...was fourth in the conference with a .495 slugging percentage totalling 16 doubles, 4 triples, and 2 home runs...with 70 hits and 40 walks he led the Big West in on-base percentage at .460...had 6 stretches in which he had hit streaks of 4 or more games including two 6 game streaks...efforts earned him 2nd Team All Big West honors as a 2nd Baseman.
As a freshman, Brandon appeared in 29 games, starting 21 of them ... Posted a .253 batting average with a .318 on base percentage ... Had 20 hits in 39 attempts with three doubles and a home run... Missed a considerable amount of time due to injury from April 22nd to May 13th due to a foul ball off his face ... At Oregon State went 6-for-7 in two games with two RBI and three runs ... Hit his first career home run came at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants against Louisiana Lafayette on March 12th.
Was a four-year varsity player for coach Kevin Lavalle at Beckman High ... Was a four-time All-Pacific Coast League selection and one of Beckman's most decorated athletes ... Helped the Patriots to back-to-back Pacific Coast League titles in 2009 and 2010 ... Also was a big part of the team going to the playoffs as a sophomore, junior and second ... In 2009 he helped lead team to the CIF Finals ... As a senior he was the Pacific Coast League MVP, was named Irvine's All-City MVP as well as Tustin's All-City MVP ... Also was an All-Orange County pick, an all-county All-Star, a First Team All-California selection and the Beckman High MVP ... Batted .506 his senior season with nine home runs, 28 RBI, 46 runs scored and 15 stolen bases ... Also pitched as a senior, going 4-1 with a 2.60 ERA, nine saves and 35 strikeouts in 30 innings ... In his junior season Brandon hit .505 with four home runs, 24 RBI, 52 runs scored and 10 stolen bases ... Named First Team all-league was an All-City selection in both Irvine and Tustin ... Was also a Second Team All-Orange County and the Beckman High Offensive Player of the Year ... As a sophomore he hit .360 with a home run, 19 RBI, 29 runs scored and 10 stolen bases ... Named to the All-Pacific Coast League Second Team, was a Tustin All-City pick and the Beckman Defensive Player of the Year ... As a freshman he hit .310 with 16 RBI, 25 runs scored and eight stolen bases ... Named as an Honorable Mention selection by the Pacific Coast League as well as one of the top five freshman to watch by the Orange County Register ... Some of his best performances include a 4-for-4 day on April 16, 2010 vs. San Juan Hills when he had a triple, two home runs, seven RBI and four runs scored ... Also was 5-for-5 on April 19, 2009 vs. University High with a triple, two doubles and five runs scored ... Named to the Principal's Honor Roll and was a Beckman High Scholar Athlete.
Brandon Alexander Trinkwon was born on March 30, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia to proud parents Jana and Brad Trinkwon ... Has a young brother named Taylor ... Has not declared a major at UCSB, but is a sports management minor ... Aspires to play professional baseball and eventually own his own business ... Roots for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Lakers ... Most memorable sports moment came when he played in the CIF Finals at Angels Stadium ... Enjoys the movies "Wedding Crashers" and "Fever Pitch" ... Favorite book is Harry Potter and appropriately his favorite author is J.K. Rowling ... Likes to golf in his free time ... Names Michael Vick, Tiger Woods and Chipper Jones as his favorite athletes ... Likes to watch "Entourage," "Lost" and "Rob and Big" on TV ... Was also recruited by Fresno State, Cal State Fullerton, Oregon State and LSU.