University of Iowa Athletics

#2 Brendan Sher

Height 6-1
Weight 200 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Indianola, Iowa
High School Indianola
Brendan Sher - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

2022 Honors — Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree. 2022 –Team captain… started 37 games — 26 at third base, 10 at second base and once at shortstop… hit safely in 25 games… hit .237 (31-of-131) with 20 RBIs and 11 runs scored… hit .444 (4-of-9) in series at Michigan State (5/13-15)… went 3-for-5, tying a career-high in hits in the series opener… hit .364 (4-of-11) in the three-game series against Purdue (5/6-8)… went 2-for-4 with a double in game two and 1-for-3 with a double and a career-high three RBIs in the series-clinching win in game three… also made a defensive gem — a charging, bare-handed scoop and throw to throw out Curtis Washington that was featured on NCAA baseball’s social media outlets… hit his third homer of the season — a solo blast — in game one at No. 8 Rutgers (4/22) and went 2-for-5 with a double in series clinching win (4/23)… hit .750 (3-for-4) with two doubles and a home run against Illinois (4/9-10) before injuring his hamstring… went 2-for-3 with a double and home run in game one and was 1-for-1 with a double in game two… went 1-for-2 with an RBI and drew a career-high three walks at Michigan (4/3)… went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run double in the 6-5 win over Washington State (3/6) at the Frisco Classic… hit a solo home run — his first of the season — against Wichita State (2/27)… hit .444 (4-of-9) with three RBIs at the Swig & Swine Classic (2/18-20)… went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the finale, a 3-0 win over Bucknell (2/20).

2021 — Started 30 games — 26 at shortstop and four at second base… hit .208 (20-of-96) with 10 doubles, one home run, 16 runs and 12 RBIs… hit safely in 17 games… missed the Northwestern (5/21/24) and Michigan State (5/28-30) due to sickness… hit safely in all three games of the Penn State series (5/7-8)… hit .333 (4-of-12) during the Maryland/Northwestern pod with three doubles… went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in weekend finale against Northwestern (4/26)… doubled and scored the game-tying run in the ninth inning… had a two-run single in the ninth inning, helping Iowa rally from four runs down in the ninth to win the opener at Rutgers (4/16)… scored three runs and finished 1-for-2 with a double in the series finale against Minnesota (4/11)… had his second multi-hit game of the season, finishing 2-for-6 with a double at Purdue (4/2)… hit his first home run of the season against Nebraska (3/19), going 1-for-3 in the 3-0 victory… went 2-for-4 with a career-high two doubles against Nebraska (3/14).

2020 — Season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… started 12 games — 10 at shortstop and one at third base and one as the designated hitter… hit .262 (11-of-42) with two doubles, one triple, and one home run… scored five runs and had six RBIs… hit safely in eight games with two multi-hit games… went 2-for-3 with a double against Kansas (3/11) in the final game of the season… went 1-for-4 with a two-run triple against Grand View (3/3)… went tied a career-high going 3-for-4 at San Diego State (2/21)… hit his second career home run and scored two runs at San Diego (2/23).

2019 Honors — Two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree — April 29 and May 6. 2019 — Started 24 games — 16 at third base, four at shortstop, and four at second base… hit .301 (25-for-83) with 15 runs and four RBIs… earned his second straight Big Ten Freshman of Week accolade on May 6 after hitting .538 (7-of-13) with four runs in leading Iowa to a 3-1 week… hit .500 (3-of-6) with four runs scored in series at Maryland (5/16-18)… went 3-for-4 with two runs in series finale against No. 18 UC Irvine (5/5)… earned his first Freshman of the Week nod after hitting .400 (7-of-15) in helping Iowa to a 3-1 week… is Iowa’s first player to receive honor since Robert Neustrom in 2016… went 3-for-4 with two runs against Western Illinois (5/1)… hit his first career home run — a solo shot — in game one at Ohio State (4/26)… had his second career multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-4 with an RBI in a game two series-clinching win at Ohio State (4/27)… tallied his first career multi-hit game, finishing 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored against Milwaukee (4/23)… singled and scored the game-tying run in the 11th… went 1-for-3 with a double and run scored at Evansville (3/10)… made his Iowa debut, starting game two at Hawaii (2/23).

High School — Ranked as a top-500 prospect nationally by Perfect Game… Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Player of the Year as a senior… Iowa All-State Super Team shortstop and 4A All-State Team Captain as a senior… two-time first-team all-state by the coaches… four-time all-conference (three-time first-team) and three-time all-district selection… team Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior… three-time team captain… two-time team outstanding defensive player (freshman, sophomore) and three-time team outstanding offensive player (freshman, junior, senior)… hit .450 (54-of-120) with nine home runs, 17 doubles, and one triple as a senior… had 41 RBIs and 27 runs scored and was 23-of-24 in steal attempts… went 7-0 with a 0.78 ERA with 52 strikeouts on the mound… hit .400 (50-of-125) with 10 doubles, four home runs, and three triples as a junior… had 40 RBIs, 36 runs and was 9-for-9 in steal attempts… posted a .357 average (46-of-129) with 12 doubles, one triple, 22 runs, and 19 RBIs as a sophomore and hit .373 (44-of-118) with six doubles, 17 RBIs, and went 8-of-9 in steal attempts as a freshman… led team to Little Hawkeye Conference titles in 2017 and 2018… led team from a 15-24 record in 2015 to a 34-4 record in 2018… also was an honorable mention all-conference football player in 2017… high school coach was Casey Aldridge.

Personal — Born Jan. 11, 2000, in Des Moines, Iowa… son of Brian Sher, Susie Sher, and Julie Brophy… has six siblings, Peyton Sher, Devin Brophy, Bree Brophy, Adam Brophy, Reagan Sher, and Lincoln Sher… majoring in sport and recreation management.