The Golden Eagles defeat Mississippi State 5-2.
The Golden Eagles opened at home in front of 4,948.
Baseball vs Mississippi State
2017 (Sr.): Redshirted due to NCAA transfer rule…Played for the Upper Valley Nighthawks during the summer in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, where he appeared in 13 games of which all were in relief…Did not register a decision, but had a 6.94 ERA in 11 2/3 innings…Fanned 11 and walked eight…Named to the 2016 Fall semester Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
2016 (Jr./ULM): Posted a 2-3 record with a save in 35 relief appearances …Notched a 4.31 ERA in 48 innings, striking out 35 and walking only 11…Collected first victory in a 2 2/3 inning performance against Valparaiso (3/1), allowing just two hits with a strikeout …Threw season-high 3 1/3 innings to notch lone save at Texas-Arlington (4/8)…Had season-high four strikeouts against Appalachian State (3/25) in a two-inning outing…Scattered two hits and did not allow a run with a strikeout for a victory over Georgia Southern (4/29) in the second game of a doubleheader.
Junior College: Played for Coach Sam Temple... 2015 (So.): Team also claimed the Mississippi state championship in 2015...As a sophomore, appeared in 13 games with one win and one save...Posted an 1.54 ERA with eight strikeouts in 11.2 innings...Did not surrender an earned run in 11 of 13 appearances...2014 (Fr.): Appeared in 10 games and finished with a 1-0 record with a 2.70 ERA… Had seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Prep: Played for Coach Todd Montgomery... Four-year baseball letterman…Posted 16-6 career record and 2.91 ERA... As a senior, went 8-3 with a 1.86 ERA…Struck out 75 in 64.0 innings of work... Set single-season marks for wins and innings pitched…Named All-District, District MVP, All-State…Selected to MAIS All-Star team... Also earned All-District honors as a junior…Squad claimed District championship in 2013...Was the school's Honor Society President and named to Headmaster's List every year.
Personal: Full name is Thomas Keller Bradford...Son of Chad and Jenny Bradford... Has younger sister, younger brother... Father played collegiate baseball at Southern Miss and was a 13th round selection of the Chicago White Sox in the 1996 MLB First-Year Player Draft; spent 14 seasons playing with the Chicago White Sox (1998-00), Oakland Athletics (2001-2004), Boston Red Sox (2005), New York Mets (2006), Baltimore Orioles (2007-08) and Tampa Bay Rays (2008-09)…Majoring in sports management.
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