Was a four-year letterman for Rancho High School at short stop, center field and on the mound ... Was a Collegiate News preseason and postseason All-American at short stop in 2011 ... Ranked in the national top 100 in both 2010 and 2011 ... A three-time All-Nevada short stop and 2010 team MVP ... Helped guide the Rams to back-to-back Sunrise Regional Championships in 2010 and '11, and a state runner-up finish in 2010 ... Hit .344 (31-for-90) as a freshman with four doubles, four triples, 25 runs scored, 18 RBI and 10 stolen bases ... As a sophomore, batted .523 (57-for-109) with two home runs, 10 doubles, a Nevada single-season record 13 triples, 50 runs scored, 48 RBI and 20 stolen bases ... Hit nine home runs, 15 doubles, nine triples, scored 52 runs and drove in 49 while stealing 21 bases and hitting .480 (61-for-127) as a junior ... As a senior, hit .504 (56-for-115) from the plate with five home runs, 23 doubles and two triples ... Added 56 RBI and 64 runs to go along with 23 stolen bases ... Posted a career 10-1 mark on the mound for Rancho, registering 57 strikeouts in 51.1 innings of work and carrying a 3.54 ERA ... Was the only pitcher to register a win over Bishop Gorman in 2010, throwing 5.1 innings in Rancho's ??-?? win ... Holds the Nevada state career triples record with 28 ... Selected in the 34th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Brandon Thomas Pletsch was bornAugust 21, 1992in Las Vegas, Nevada ... Son of Thomas and Tina-Marie Pletsch ... Has one brother, Dylan (15) ... Father played collegiate football at Eastern New Mexico University ... Has not declared a major.