Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Announces Semifinalists For 2017 Honor

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Chris Lewis and Andrew Robinson at the watch list announcement party in February 2017.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) announced today the list of semifinalists for the 2017 award. The inaugural award, created by the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in Texas.

The four semifinalists for the BBCSA are Rice’s Dominic DiCaprio (SO., Coral Springs, Florida), Texas Tech’s Hunter Hargrove (SR., Mansfield, Texas), Houston’s Jake Scheiner (JR., Santa Rosa California), and Texas A&M’s Braden Shewmake (FR., Wylie, Texas).

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UT’s Clemens Named Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Player of the Week

Kacy-Clemens(May 24, 2017) Kacy Clemens has been selected as the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Player of the Week. Clemens hit .455 with a grand slam, double, six RBIs and five runs scored. He also walked six times. Clemens performance came in four games against Incarnate Word and West Virginia.

Clemens is a senior first baseman/pitcher for the Longhorns. He played at Houston’s Memorial High School. He is the son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens.
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Bragan Slugger Award Adds Eight Players to Watch List

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Collegiate Slugger Award

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) announced today that eight players have been added to the Watch List for the 2017 award.  The inaugural award, created by the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in Texas.

The eight additions to the Watch List are Houston’s Jake Scheiner (.365 batting average), Houston Baptist’s Spencer Halloran (.356), Sam Houston State’s Robie Rojas (.329), Rice’s Dominic DiCaprio (.359), Lamar’s Cutter McDowell (.362), Texas State’s Theodore Hoffman (.347), Texas A&M’s Braden Shewmake (.361) and Kacy Clemens from the University of Texas (.305).
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Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award unveils 2017 Watch List

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Lance Brown, Dr. Bobby Brown, Mike Gustafson

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award announced today the players on the watch list for the 2017 award. The award was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in Texas. There are 22 players on the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award watch list from 17 Division I programs in the state. The award is based on performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity. The winner of the 2017 award will be announced on June 12 and honored at a gala in the fall.
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Advisory and Selection Committees Announced

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The award’s namesake, Bobby Bragan

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award announced its advisory and selection committees today, setting up the foundation for the launch of its inaugural season in 2017. The award is open to nominations from all 21 Division I baseball programs in the state of Texas.

“We are very pleased with the groups we have been able to assemble to participate in our first season.  It is a testament to Bobby Bragan and his foundation that such quality people have agreed to join this effort,” noted Selection Committee Chairman Chris Lewis.

There are eight members of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Advisory Committee including many familiar names from the worlds of baseball and media:

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Selection Committee Hosts Initial Meeting

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Advisory committee members Eddie Robinson and Tom Grieve at the BBYF 2016 Gala. 

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Selection Committee held its initial “Play Ball” meeting at Shady Oaks Country Club hosted by Selection Committee Chairman Chris Lewis.  The meeting was designed to allow the members of the Selection Committee to become better acquainted, ask questions and provide guidance as the Selection Committee prepares for the 2017 college baseball season and the inaugural season of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.

The meeting was highlighted by the excellent input and anecdotes of Advisory Committee member Dr. Bobby Brown (New York Yankee great, Former President of the American League and renowned cardiologist).  Dr. Brown focused in on the Academic aspects of the program and regaled the Committee with several entertaining stories about Bobby Bragan, Mickey Mantle and other Yankee greats.

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