Prep Athlete of the Week: Brandon Brancato

      Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week

      EUGENE, Ore. - Heading into the 2014 season, Sheldon senior pitcher Brandon Brancato admits he was a little nervous.

      He had a reason to be: with a new players all around, Brancato was going to be number one in the rotation in his first year as a consistent varsity starter.

      But he did get comfortable. Brancato said his control dramatically improved. His pitching coach, Gordon Cyphers, said Brancato's era this season was a stellar 1.4

      Brancato is quick to deflect the credit to his teammates.

      As Sheldon moves into the quarterfinals of the playoffs, Cyphers said he just wants to see consistent energy from his ace.