Bragan Award Partners with SR Bats, Expands to Regional Honor

Bragan Gala 2018
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.”

SR Bats has a number of big leaguers that use its bats including some players from the Texas Rangers.  SR Bats produces all standard wooden bat models, as well as custom models, consisting of birch, maple and ash.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award presented by SR Bats will be expanding in its third year (2019) to a regional award that covers five states – Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico.  In its first two years, the BBCSA was open to nominations from all Division I baseball program in Texas. The award takes into account performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity in evaluating these student-athletes.

Tony Rodges and Scott Rodges
Tony Rodges and brother Scott

“In 2019 season we will be expanding the footprint of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award beyond Texas to include the D1 baseball programs in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico,” announced Tracy Taylor, Executive Director of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award and the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation.  “The acceptance of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award by the D1 baseball programs in Texas and their participation and partnership in launching and growing this award has encouraged us to expand our reach.  With this expansion, we are bringing into the fold several additional storied baseball programs and conferences and raising the competition level for this unique award.”

Texas Tech’s Hunter Hargrove was the inaugural winner of the BBCSA in 2017.  Dallas Baptist University’s Devlin Granberg picked up the honor this past season.

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