Wenzel and Happ each hit 2 for 4
Freshman RHP tosses career high 6 2-3 innings of one-run, three-hit baseball
Wenzel's two-run, two-out double in the bottom of the eighth put UC in front
Freshman infielder drives in career-high four runs
Neel leads UC offense with two RBIs
2013 Season (Junior):Appeared in 41 games with 28 starts ... scored 17 runs and had 15 RBIs off of 25 hits ... stole six bases on seven attempts ... finished the year with a .234 batting average ... scored two runs in a win over Miami (Ohio) (4/30) ... collected two hits at Pittsburgh (4/28) ... had two hits and an RBI against Ohio University (3/26) ... earned two hits, two RBIs, a walk and a stolen base against Northern Kentucky (3/20) ... scored three runs on two hits and batted in two runs versus New York Tech (3/2).
2012 Summer: Played outfield for the 36-24 Dubois County (Ind.) Bombers of the Prospect League... played 26 games before having his summer cut short by an injury... hit .241 with one home run, four stolen bases and had a .362 on-base percentage.
2012 (Sophomore Season at Jefferson College): Appeared in 54 ballgames with 53 starts ... named a NJCAA Academic All-America after posting a 3.91 GPA ... named to NJCAA All-Region XVI Team ... hit .335 (61 for 182) with a team-best 67 runs scored ... led team with 16 home runs ... tied for team lead with five triples ... slugged .703 and reached base at a .456 rate ... went a perfect 18-18 in stolen-base attempts ... helped Vikings win the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference championship and advance to the NJCAA World Series.
2011 (Freshman Season at Jefferson College): Appeared in 53 games with 29 starts ... batted .212 (22 for 104) with 15 runs, seven doubles and 14 RBIs ... went 8 for 10 in stolen bases ... helped Vikings win the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference championship and advance to the NJCAA World Series.
High School: A two-year varsity letterwinner at Festus High School ... a two-time all-Jefferson County Conference selection in 2009 and 2010 ... advanced to Class 4 District 1 semifinals as a senior ... helped guide Tigers to back-to-back conference titles junior and senior seasons ... an all-District 1 and all-academic performer junior and senior years.
Personal:Full name is Brendan Ross Neel ... born July 23, 1991 ... son of Ross and Kim Neel ... has two older brothers, Justin and Shane, one older sister, Jessica, and a younger brother, Mitch ... his mother Kim played volleyball at Missouri State from 1978-1979 ... his brother Justin played baseball at Tritton Community College from 1999-2000 ... his brother Shane played baseball at Missouri Western from 2006-2007 ... his cousins, Connor Smith and Trey Dallas, played football at Central Missouri and Kansas Wesleyan, respectively ... majoring in entrepreneurship.