LYMAN, MS (WLOX) - Bobby Bradley is a 6-foot-2, 220 pound senior who can crush a baseball. The Harrison Central standout slammed 9 home runs and 10 doubles during his sophomore season and carried a .426 batting average. He ripped 8 homers and 6 doubles last season to go along with a .567 batting average.
"I just tune everything out and focus on the ball." stated Bradley. "Wherever it's pitched, I hit it."
The Harrison Central first baseman made the Top-40 Under-18 USA National baseball team during the summer and has been compared to a young Bo Jackson and Ken Griffey, Junior.
Harrison Central head coach Pat Olmi says Bradley will be the key to providing power at the plate for the Red Rebels, who lost to Brandon in the Class 6A State Finals last season.
Coach Olmi said,"Bobby is going to be our main power guy this year." As he goes our offense goes. He added,"We've got to get some of these other guys like Reagan Wease, and Jordan Ladner and others to hit with him and behind him to protect him."
Does Bradley face pressure every time he steps up to the plate?
"I don't really see it as pressure, I see it as another challenge that I look forward everyday to reach that goal and help this team to win," stated Bradley.
Bobby inked a letter of intent to play baseball at LSU... however he most likely will be a high draft pick in the summer major league draft.
As far as he's concerned, he's a Tiger.
"I'm just going to think about that when the time comes as of right now, I'm going to LSU.
That's music to the ears of LSU baseball fans.
After three games Bradley and his Red Rebel teammates have posted 2 wins and 1 defeat.