Brandon Mahurin has been part of the Dixon baseball program for four years. He has earned quite a resume of achievements and stats in his time as a Bulldogs.
Mahurin signed with Missouri University of Science and Technology in the second part of the school year. When asked about what it felt like to play for a local college, here is what he said, “I'm really excited to play at a local school and I know my family members are as well. I will have the opportunity to play in front of the people I've played in front of my entire life. Also, being close to home will make my life easier than that of many first-year student-athletes.”
He plans on competing for a catchers spot while on the team and major in Engineering Management while in College.
Mahurin said this about what it has been like to play on the Bulldogs team the last four years, “The last four years have been wonderful, as I have had the opportunity to play on some successful teams. I can't wait to go out and compete at a higher level moving forward in my college career. “
His most memorable moment in baseball baseball came in the spring, he said this “My favorite memory was hitting an RBI double and two home runs while also striking out twelve batters over 6.2 scoreless innings in a crucial conference win over Licking this spring.”
Some of the toughest team and rivals he faced was against the Licking Wildcats and Plato Eagles. He said this when asked about the teams, “Games against these teams were always really close and they always play the game the right way. It was fun to compete with these teams for conference titles over the past few years.”
He leaving Dixon with two Frisco League banners as a conference champion. He was also the runner up in conference the other two years. Mahurin was all conference as a four years including be selected as the Frisco League Most Valuable Player this last year.
As a freshman he was named Second Team All-Conference, Second Team All-District, and the team were Conference Champions. During his sophomore year he was selected to be First Team All-Conference and the Bulldogs were again Co-Conference Champions. Mahurin was First Team All-Conference and First Team All-District at the end of his junior season.
This season he was not only one of the strongest offensive players on the team but a team leader. He Earned the Frisco League MVP honor, First Team All-Conference selection, First Team All-District, Second Team All-Ozone Sports, and Senior All-Star Selection. The All-State team have yet to be announced.
When he was asked to give advice about playing college sports, this is what he said, “College sports aren't for everyone. However, if you want to play sports in college, let your passion for the sport drive you to work harder than anyone else and play somewhere during the offseason where college coaches can see you play other high level competition.”