MLB Draft Pick Opts For ULM Baseball

ULM baseball added another pledge this week heading into the early signing period as junior college outfielder Brandon Alexander committed. A 29th round draft pick by the Baltimore Orioles, Alexander said you can't beat baseball in Louisiana. Warhawk Nation has Alexander's interview inside.

ULM baseball added another pledge this week heading into the early signing period as junior college outfielder Brandon Alexander committed. "Right when I got there, I liked the atmosphere," Alexander said. "As a baseball player, you want to go south. You can't beat Louisiana – good weather, good conference. I showed up at the ball field in the morning and it was definitely somewhere I wanted to be."

He picked ULM over offers from Bradley, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Murray State, Southeast Missouri State, Tennessee Tech and Campbell. The early signing period begins Wednesday, Nov. 10.

As a freshman at John A. Logan College, Alexander led a 34-19 team with his .379 batting average. The All-Conference performer hit eight home runs, 12 doubles, six triples and delivered 44 RBIs.

Alexander said ULM discovered him while checking in on pitcher Cale Wine, a signee from last year who returned to Logan.

"They were looking for a center fielder and they gave me a call," Alexander said. "I was interested. I think I can come in and be an impact player." Alexander is a 6-0, 170-pounder who bats and throws from the left side.

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Alexander in the 29th round after two seasons leading off at Oakville High School in St. Louis, Mo. Alexander was a second-team All-State choice after his senior year when he hit better than .400.

Alexander joins ULM's confirmed list of baseball pledges that includes outfielder Chris Dudley (Northeast Texas Community College); shortstop Josh Faciane (Jesuit HS-New Orleans); pitcher Cody Connally (David Lipscomb/Nashville, Tenn.); pitcher Alex Hermeling (Northbrook, Ill.) and OF/1B Justin Stawychny (East Leyden/ Chicago).


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