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Braxton Wilks
13  Braxton Wilks
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Sugar Land, Texas

High School:
Episcopal

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
12/16/1994

Experience:
1L

B/T:
L/L

Honors
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2013)

Freshman (2014)

  • Had an 8.18 ERA (10er, 11.0ip), 5 strikeouts, and 7 walks in 7 appearances
  • Walked 2 and allowed 3 hits in 2 1/3 shutout innings in his K-State debut on Feb. 16 at Cal Poly
  • Did not allow a run in 1.0 inning pitched on March 18 vs. Air Force
  • Did not appear in a game from March 19-April 14
  • Allowed one run in each of his final 2 outings, throwing 1 2/3 innings on April 25 at West Virginia and 1.0 inning on May 16 vs. No. 19 Texas

2013 Summer League
Played for the Rossville Rattlers under the direction of Brett Cowdin ... As an outfielder and pitcher, helped the team win the National Baseball Congress (NBC) 19U World Series ... Threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief in championship game against the Davy Jones Cardinals ... Went 1-2 with 2 saves and a 2.10 ERA (6er, 25.2ip) during the entire season ... Struck out 22 and walked eight ... Played alongside K-State teammates Alex Bee, Levi MaVorhis and Nate Griep.

High School: Attended Episcopal High School in Houston, Texas ... Four-year letterwinner in baseball, playing for head coach Matt Fox ... Won three state championships, including in his senior season after the team went 29-8 ... Named to the 2013 All-Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) Team ... Batted .380 with 8 doubles, 6 triples, 3 home runs and 27 RBI in senior season ... Also logged 59.2 innings pitched across 15 appearances, going 8-3 with a 1.29 ERA and 82 strikeouts against 22 walks ... All-District Honorable Mention in 2010 ... Rawlings Preseason All-Region Honorable Mention from 2011-13 ... Named 2013 Under Armour Preseason All-American ... Also lettered in football.

Personal: Born on December 16, 1994 in Round Rock, Texas ... Parents are Lewis and Kimberly Wilks ... Has one sibling, Berkeley ... Father was a golfer at Abilene Christian University ... Great cousin, Bobby Morrow, was a three-time gold medalist (100-meter, 200-meter, 4x100-meter relay) in the 1956 Olympics ... Graduated high school magna cum laude ... Was President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Has volunteered for Praying Pelican Missions, Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics ... Biggest influence has been high school baseball coach, Matt Fox, who "not only was a mentor on the field, but he helped me spiritually as well" ... Aspires to be a sports agent ... Major is accounting.

Season ERA W-L G-GS CG SH/CB SV IP H R ER BB SO WP HBP
2014 8.18 0-0 7-0 0 0/0 0 11.0 20 10 10 7 5 1 3
Career 8.18 0-0 7-0 0 0/0 0
11.0
20 10 10 7 5 0
3