Buffs pitcher Braden Baker honed his game at Canyon High School and Cisco College before landing as a sports and exercise science major at West Texas A&M.

His performance for the Canyon Eagles under coach John Doan was instrumental in driving the school’s 21-8 record, according to his college bio.

Next stop was Cisco College in College Heights, Texas, where Baker studied under coach David White. The team played in the regional championship that year (2016).

After a medical redshirt his first season with the Buffs, Baker’s junior year (2018) placed him in 23 games, “finishing the season with a 6-2 overall record with six saves to tie for the team lead,” as his bio states. He also was designated Honorable Mention in the All-Lone Star Conference. For 2019, the right-handed pitcher and infielder has contributed to the team’s 7-4 record this year.