Brance Rivera
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Brance Rivera

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Muscatine, Iowa

High School:
Muscatine High School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
OF

Experience:
4L

B/T:
R/R


04/11/2014

TCU vs. Kansas Game Notes

06/10/2012

TCU vs. UCLA Postgame Notes

06/10/2012

TCU's Season Ends With 4-1 Loss To UCLA Saturday

Rivera homers in his final game.

06/09/2012

UCLA Halts TCU's Win Streak; Takes Game One 6-2

Elander and Von Tungeln home for TCU

06/07/2012

TCU Set For NCAA Super Regional At UCLA

Horned Frogs have won four straight games.

06/09/2012

NCAA Super Regional Game 1

UCLA handed TCU a 6-2 loss in the first game of the NCAA Super Regional Friday night.

06/03/2012

NCAA College Station Regional: TCU vs. Texas A&M

The Horned Frogs eliminated the Aggies with a 10-2 win Sunday afternoon.

06/03/2012

TCU 5, Ole Miss 2

TCU defeats Ole Miss to advance to a winner-take-all game on Monday night.

06/02/2012

NCAA College Station Regional: TCU vs. Dayton

TCU defeats Dayton 28-12 in an elimination game on Saturday.

05/18/2012

TCU vs. San Diego State Game 1

San Diego State defeated the Horned Frogs 3-0 Friday night.

Career Honors:
• 2012 Academic All-Mountain West
• 2011 Academic All-Mountain West
• 2011 MWC Second-team All-Conference
• 2010 Academic All-Mountain West
• 2010 MWC First-team All-Conference

2012 (Senior):
Appeared in 53 games and made 50 starts... made 44 starts in right field and six in left field... two of his relief appearances came as a defensive replacement and one as a pinch hitter... recorded a base hit in 28 of 52 games with a plate appearance... reached base safely in 37 games... tallied 10 multi-hit games and five multiple RBI contests... 11 of his 26 RBIs on the season came with two outs... delivered a sacrifice bunt in his lone pinch hit appearance on March 3 against Oklahoma State... was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a win over Ole Miss on Feb. 19... missed eight of the next nine games with an injury... returned to the lineup on March 11 against Texas Tech... started a five game hitting streak with a 1-for-4 day at the plate against the Red Raiders on March 12... hit .348 (8-for-23) during the streak... doubled twice and scored two runs in a win at UTSA on March 23... collected two more hits and scored two more runs in the series-opener at UNLV on March 16... streak concluded with two hits and three runs scored in the series finale against the Rebels on March 18... was 2-for-5 in the Frogs' win at New Mexico on March 24... collected two hits and drove in a run against UT Arlington on April 11... drove in a run and scored a run in a win over Lousiana-Monroe on April 17... tallied a season-high three hits against New Mexico on May 5... went 6-for-14 (.429) with four RBIs in the three game series at Air Force May 11-13... had two doubles in the series opener against the Falcons... collected his first two home runs of the season and drove in four as part of a three-hit day against Air Force in game two... had a hit in the series finale... drove in two runs in the regular season finale against San Diego State on May 20... was 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in the conference tournament against San Diego State on May 26... was instrumental in the Frogs' win over Dayton to stave off elimination in the NCAA College Station Regional on June 2... drove in a career-high six runs and scored four times... lone hit in the game was a grand slam in the ninth inning... was also hit by the pitch three times... game started a six-game hitting streak to close out his career... doubled in a pair of runs and scored three times against Texas A&M on June 3... had two hits and drove in a run in the Regional Championship game against Ole Miss on June 4 to bring his RBI total for the Regional to nine... last career hit was a home run against UCLA in the NCAA Super Regional on June 9.

2011 (Junior):
Played in 62 games and made 61 starts... 52 starts came in right field, seven in center field and two as the designated hitter... lone appearance off the bench was as a defensive replacement... hit .324 on the season with 19 doubles, three triples and seven home runs... tallied 36 RBIs... drew 22 walks and was hit by the pitch 15 times for a .411 on-base percentage... tied for the team lead with 12 sacrifices (1 sac fly and 11 sac bunts)... led the team with 14 stolen bases in 17 attempts... tied for the team lead with six outfield assists... picked up a base hit in 49 games and reached base safely in 55... tallied 21 multi-hit games and eight multiple RBI contests... opened the season with a school-record 27 game hitting streak... hit .412 during the streak... racked up six hits and drove in two runs in the season-opening series against Kansas Feb. 18-20... had a double and a triple as part of three hits against the Jayhawks on Feb. 19... had three hits against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 26... went 7-for-14 at Texas Tech March 4-6... had two hits in the opening game... went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in game two... drove in three runs and hit his first home run of the season in the series finale at Tech... doubled twice in the opening game against Houston Baptist on March 11... home run No. 2 on the season came in game two against Houston Baptist on March 12... homered in all three games at UNLV March 18-20... had three hits and two RBIs against the Rebels on March 19... went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in the series finale against the Rebels on march 20... was 2-for-4 in the series opener against Houston on March 25... followed with a 4-for-5 day at the plate with four RBIs... had a double and a home run in the contest... hit his seventh home run of the season on April 1 against Air Force... streak ended with an 0-for-4 day against UT Pan American on April 5... started a new streak on April 6 with a hit against the Broncs on April 6... hitting streak lasted seven games... had two hits in game two at San Diego State on April 16.... Went 2-for-4 in the opening game against UNLV on April 21... drove in two runs on two hits at Dallas Baptist on April 25... was 3-for-4 with two runs scored in game two at Oklahoma State on May 7... went 4-for-5 with two doubles in the series finale against the Cowboys on May 8... started a six-game hitting streak on May 20 with two hits at New Mexico... drove in a pair of runs in the series finale against the Lobos on May 21... tripled in a pair of runs against BYU on May 26... drove in a run in the win over Utah on May 27... was hitless in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional.

2010 (Sophomore): Appeared in 60 games and made 48 starts ... of his 48 starts, 34 came in right field, 13 in center field and one as the designated hitter ... made 12 appearances off the bench including five as a pinch hitter, five as a defensive replacement and two as a pinch runner ... batted .342 with 64 base hits ... tallied eight doubles and six home runs while driving in 28 ... was successful in 9-of-11 stolen base attempts ... ranked third on the team with 10 sacrifice bunts ... led the team with a .471 batting average in conference play ... racked up 41 hits, including five doubles and all six home runs ... tallied a base hit in 37 games and reached base safely in 42 ... posted 16 multi-hit games and eight multiple RBI contests ... was 2-for-4 as a pinch hitter ... made eight appearances off the bench before becoming a regular in the starting lineup ... picked up four hits and was hitting .500 when he made his first start on March 19 in game one against BYU ... went 3-for-3 with three runs driven in against the Cougars ... connected on his first career home run on March 28 at Air Force ... was 3-for-4 with three RBIs in the contest ... tallied two more hits in the series finale on March 28 ... collected two RBIs in the series opener against San Diego State on April 1 ... went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and his second home run of the season in game two against San Diego State on April 2 ... contest spurred a nine game hitting streak ... hit .447 (17-for-38) during the streak with eight runs scored and five RBIs ... tallied three more hits in the series finale against the Aztecs on April 3 ... lit up BYU to the tune of a .467 (7-for-15) average in the three game series April 15-17 ... had back-to-back three-hit games in the first two contests of the series ... hit a lead-off home run against UNLV on April 24 ... followed with a three-hit game against the Rebels on April 25 ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against Utah in the series opener on April 30 ... posted his second lead-off home run of the season at New Mexico on May 7 ... homered in his next at-bat against the Lobos for his first career multi-home run contest ... tallied a career-high four hits in the series finale against the Lobos on May 8 ... hit sparked a career-high 10-game hitting streak that saw him hit .429 (18-for-42) with eight runs scored and seven RBIs ... game also started a five-game streak in which he tallied an RBI ... drove in two runs on a hit at Texas State on May 12 ... went 3-for-5 against Air Force on May 15 with an RBI ... picked up two more RBIs on May 20 against Cal State Bakersfield ... had five hits in the MWC Postseason Tournament, including three in the championship game against New Mexico on May 28 ... picked up a pair of hits and scored a run against Baylor on June 6 in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional championship game ... tallied a hit in the NCAA Austin Super Regional opening game ... recorded two hits and drove in two runs in the College World Series.

2009 (Freshman): Appeared in 36 games and made six starts ... made 15 appearances as a defensive replacement, 11 as a pinch runner and four as a pinch hitter ... batted .250 on the season with nine runs scored and six RBIs ... dropped down four sacrifices ... was 1-for-4 as a pinch-hitter ... tallied a base hit in seven of the 21 games he made a plate appearance ... reached base safely in nine of those contests ... picked up one multi-hit game and two multiple RBI contests ... scored a run as a pinch-runner at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 20 ... first at-bat came on Feb. 25 against Texas State ... tallied an RBI single against Stephen F. Austin on March 24 ... came off the bench and went 2-for-2 with two RBIs at Baylor on March 26 ... extended his hit streak to three games with a single against UT Arlington on April 1 ... drove in a run in a start against Texas Tech on April 13 ... started against BYU on April 30 and went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored ... picked up a pinch-hit single in the Super Regional at Texas on June 8 ... hit .462 (6-for-13) with runners on base.

High School: Was a five-time letterwinner at Muscatine High School ... Baseball America ranked him as the eighth top prospect in the state of Iowa ... tabbed a Louisville Slugger All-American in 2008 ... earned first-team all-district honors three straight years ... also honored as an all-state and all-conference performer ... selected as the baseball MVP ... won gold gloves as a sophomore, junior and senior ... honored with a gold bat as a senior ... named to the All-Star Iowa Junior team ... participated in Perfect Game's National Showcase ... played at the Mariners Cup in Seattle for the White Sox team ... named the Most Improved player as a sophomore ... was a member of Perfect Game's Fall Iowa Select team in 2006 and 2007 ... tallied 43 doubles and 14 home runs over the last three seasons ... posted a .354 average as a sophomore, .400 as a junior and .451 as a senior.

Personal: Parents are Matthew and Susanna ... has an older brother, Barry and a younger brother, Benjamin ... plans on majoring in Psychosocial Kinesiology.

Season AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB HBP SO SB-A
2009 .250 36-6 32 9 8 0 0 0 6 .250 4 0 7 2-4
2010 .342 60-48 187 46 64 8 0 6 28 .481 12 8 33 9-11
2011 .324 62-61 244 48 79 19 3 7 36 .512 22 15 59 14-17
2012 .229 53-50 175 42 40 9 0 4 26 .349 19 12 48 7-9
Career .299 211-165 638 145 191 36 3
17 96 .445 57 35 147
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