Bragan Award Partners with SR Bats, Expands to Regional Honor

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Tony Rodges (left)  and Scott Rodges (right) of SR Bats with Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Executive Director Tracy Taylor (center)

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) announced today that it has partnered with SR Bats in which the baseball bat company, based out of Keller, Texas, will become the presenter of the award.  Moving forward, the award will be known as the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award presented by SR Bats.

Click here to read coverage from the Fort Worth Business Press.

“We are very excited about our partnership with SR Bats, one of the premier bat makers in the country,” said Tracy Taylor, Executive Director of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation and the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.  “SR Bats is a great fit with the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award, not only from a baseball and strategic standpoint but also in sharing the same values as our founder and the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation.  Scott and Tony Rodges have put SR Bats on a great trajectory for success that is very similar to the growth and acceptance of Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.  We have a great opportunity to continue to grow together.”

“We are thrilled to partner with the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award,” said Tony Rodges, CEO of SR Bats.  “We’ve already done some things together and I feel like we can help each other out quite a bit moving forward. The slogan at SR Bats is – Skillfully Crafted Designed For Glory.  That really sums up what we are all about.  We feel good about our future as well as the future of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.”

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Granberg Honored at Bragan Gala

1101 BBYFGranberg 2The second recipient of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award was honored on Thursday night, Nov. 1 at the annual Bobby Bragan Gala at the Fort Worth Club.

Devlin Granberg, who won the award in his senior season with Dallas Baptist, received the trophy from Tracy Taylor, executive director of the Bragan Slugger Award and Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation.

Click here to read the Star-Telegram’s coverage of the gala and here to watch a segment on NBC 5

Granberg was drafted by the World Series champion Boston Red Sox in the June MLB draft.

The Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award was established in 2017.

Dallas Baptist’s Devlin Granberg Wins Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award

granbergThe Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award announced today that Dallas Baptist outfielder Devlin Granberg has won the 2018 award.  Granberg will be honored at a gala on Nov. 1 at the Fort Worth Club.

When his season ended last week, Granberg, a senior from Hudson, Colorado, ranked in the top 10 nationally in six categories, including No. 1 in hits (112), No. 2 in batting average (.443), No. 3 in on-base percentage (.541), No. 5 in runs scored (72) and OPS (1.221), and No. 10 in RBI (70).  Along with being named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, Granberg led DBU into the NCAA Tournament where he was named the Most Outstanding Player in the Fayetteville Regional after hitting .667 (12-for-18).  In the classroom, Granberg boasts a 4.0 GPA as a Kinesiology major.

“We could not be more excited in the Selection Committee’s choice of senior Devlin Granberg of Dallas Baptist University as the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award winner for 2018,” said BBCSA executive director Tracy Taylor.  “This is a young man who led his team and league in most hitting categories. Even more important, Devlin was the Academic All-America Player of the Year and posted a 4.0 GPA in Kinesiology during his time at DBU.  As impressive as this season and his academic performance is, Devlin is an even better person and a great representative of the criteria of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.”

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Clemens, Granberg, Jung Named 2018 Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Finalists

bbyf0926170071The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation has announced the finalists for the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award for the 2018 season.

“We are extremely excited to name these outstanding young men as finalists,” said Tracy Taylor, Executive Director of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation and Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.  “Each of these student-athletes had a great year at the plate and are even better representatives of their programs and schools.”

Kody Clemens, Jr. – University of Texas. Kody was named the Big 12 Player Of The Year while leading the league in homers (19, 7th nationally), total bases and slugging percentage. UT will host an NCAA Regional this weekend. Kody is a Communications major who is described as “a fierce competitor who takes pride in his leadership both on and off the field”.

Devlin Granberg, Sr – Dallas Baptist University. Devlin was named the Missouri Valley Conference Hitter of the year after leading the league in virtually every offensive category. His .426 average led the MVC and ranked him third nationally. Delvin will lead the Patriots into the Arkansas Regional in Fayetteville. Devlin is a Kinesiology major who carries a 4.0 GPA.

Josh Jung, Soph.
– Texas Tech University. Josh led the Big 12 in batting average (.381), runs (63) and RBI (73, 5th nationally). He was a first team, All-Big 12 performer following a freshman of the year campaign in 2017. Tech will host an NCAA Regional. Josh is a Communications major who was on the Dean’s List in the fall.
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Nine Added To 2018 Slugger Award Watch List

Photo by Bob Haynes

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) announced today that nine players have been added to its watch list for the 2018 college baseball season.  The nine mid-season additions now gives the watch list a total of 34 players.  There were 25 players on the watch list to open the 2018 season. The BBCSA is based on performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity and was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in Texas.

The new additions to the watch list include Incarnate Word’s Kyle Bergeron (.352 batting average), Texas Southern’s Kamren Dukes (.411), Incarnate Word’s Eddy Gonzalez (.389), Sam Houston State’s Clayton Harp (.346), Texas A&M’s Michael Helman (.395), Texas Tech’s Grant Little (.404), Incarnate Word’s Ridge Rogers (.358), Abilene Christian’s Derek Scott (.297) and Houston’s Jared Triolo (.364).

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2018 Bobby Bragan Slugger Award Watch List Announced

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The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) has announced the players on its “Watch List” for the 2018 college baseball season.  The award, created by the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in Texas.  There are 25 players from 18 programs on the “Watch List” this season.  The BBCSA is based on performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity.

Texas Tech’s Hunter Hargrove was the winner of the inaugural BBCSA last season.  Hargrove was the Co-Player of the Year in the Big 12 Conference in 2017.  He was selected in the 25th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland Athletics organization.

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