BRYAN, TX -- The Brazos Valley Bombers are thrilled to announce the signing of 3 major cornerstones to the 2011 roster. Three members of the Top 10 ranked Texas A&M Aggies will be joining the Bombers as they embark on a 5th consecutive playoff run. Junior - Jacob House, Sophomore – Ross Hales and Freshman – Krey Bratsen will call the Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark home this summer.
House and Hales will be back for a second year with the Bombers, after both posting great numbers last year. Together, they helped the Bombers break several club records last summer while helping lead the team to a record 32 win season.
This Spring, House is currently hitting .297 and leading the Aggies in several batting categories including home runs (3), doubles (10) and RBI’s (28), while the left-handed Hales is currently posting a 1-1 record on the mound with an opponent batting average of only .219.
Krey Bratsen, born and raised here in Bryan, Texas is new to the group this summer, but has already begun making his presence heard locally. Bratsen is hitting .333 for the Aggies and has driven in 15 RBI with an on-base percentage of .389 as a freshman. Bratsen has been named Big 12 new comer of the week this season for the Aggies and was a four-year letter winner at Bryan High School, while helping the Vikings make the playoffs each year.
Along with such great on-field news, the Bombers are thrilled to announce that thanks to Team Auto of Navasota all parking at Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark will be FREE! As gas prices have been rising, the Bombers wanted to continue in making their games that much more affordable. “We are very excited that Team Auto of Navasota General Manager Mike Vivaldi decided to step up and provide free parking for our community” said Chris Clark, Bombers General Manager.
The Bombers season kicks off Wednesday, June 1. Tickets are available and start as low as $5 online at www.bvbombers.com, by phone at 979-779-7529, or at the Bombers offices at 405 Mitchell Street in Bryan.
About the Brazos Valley Bombers
The Bombers are members of the Texas Collegiate League, one of the nation’s premier summer collegiate circuits. Teams like the Bombers bring minor league baseball-style entertainment to communities throughout the country, giving some of the best college players a chance to further their careers in wood bat leagues in front of Major League scouts. The Bombers 60-game season begins on June 1 and runs through August 11, followed by the TCL playoffs and a championship series. Season tickets for the 5th Anniversary season are now on sale. More information is available by calling the Bombers ticket office at (979) 779-PLAY, visiting the Bombers office in Bryan, or logging on to the Bombers’ official web site at www.bvbombers.com.