Brandon Belt now a World Series champion
Oct. 29, 2012
Former Texas ex Brandon Belt celebrated Sunday as the San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to win the 2012 World Series.
In the World Series, he played in all four games and despite having just one hit, it proved to be a key one as his RBI triple in yesterday's Game 4 gave San Francisco an early 1-0 lead.
He went 7-for-23 (.304) in the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals with a home run and two RBI.
During the 2012 regular season, Belt played in 145 games for the Giants. He batted .275 with seven home runs and 56 RBI.
Belt was part of a Texas squad in 2009 that reached the NCAA College World Series championship final against LSU. During his junior season, Belt batted .323 in 63 games (76-for-235) with 17 doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases while recording a .989 fielding percentage.
A transfer from San Jacinto College, the Lufkin, Texas, native batted .319 in his 2008 sophomore season at UT with six home runs and a team-high 65 RBI while also pitching in 16 games as a reliever with a 1-0 record, 4.08 ERA and two saves.