Houston Sends Top Freshman


Waynesboro, Virginia
The University of Houston Cougars compete in the American Conference, which as we previously mentioned in other player spotlights, will fill up the Generals roster this summer. As for Houston, they will continue their stretch of sending some of their top performers to Waynesboro. Last summer, Fred Villareal and Tyler Bielamowicz made the trip up from southern Texas and this year the Cougars will send their top freshman performer, Brad Burckel.


Brad Burckel – Middle Infielder

Brad Burckel is a true freshman from Lindale, Texas and Lindale High School. He’s not one of the biggest players on our roster this summer at 5’7 165 pounds. But what he lacks in size, he makes up for in quickness and skill. Brad has played in 45 out of 47 games played by the Cougars. Over that time, he has the third highest batting average on the team for those that have enough at-bats to qualify. In 146 at-bats, Brad is hitting .267 with 39 hits. He has four doubles, three triples, and one homer. He’s driven in 13 runs while scoring 32 times. Look for a lot of speed out of Brad this summer, as he leads the Cougars with 11 stolen bases. He’s helped Houston to a 29-18 record this season with some quality wins both in conference and out of conference. Brad should provide quite a spark this summer and we look forward to his arrival. Welcome to Waynesboro, Brad Burckel!