Former Toombs County baseball players Hunter Braddock and Nick Curtis never played on the same Bulldog team, but now they are teammates at Brewton-Parker. Braddock leads the Barons in hitting through the Barons’ first 11 games (3-8) with a .370 bating average while Curtis is 0-2 as a pitcher in three outings.
Braddock has at least a hit in every game he has played except one. He went 0-for-2 against Edward Waters on January 27. Since then he is on an eight-game hitting streak. He has three two-hit games on his log, hit a three-run homer in his first game of the season and has driven in at least a run in his last four games. Braddock has hit two doubles and driven in eight runs. He was mentioned on the SSAC website for his contributions to a Baron victory;
Brewton-Parker (Ga.) polished off a sweep of Calumet College of St. Joseph with a 4-3 win Saturday when Lorenza Williams was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh. Hunter Braddock went 2-for-4 at the plate for the Barons.
In 2013 Hunter helped lead Toombs County to the Elite 8. Braddock opened his senior season reaching base in seven of his first 12 at bats. He was hitting over .500 for 16 straight games and had an 18 game hitting streak. Hunter had 13 multi-hit games and finished with a .452 batting average. Hunter led the team in RBI’S and runs scored with 23 in each category. He also had two triples, seven doubles and walked 17 times while striking out just three times in 93 at bats.
Like Braddock, Curtis also made a big contribution to the Barons’ win over Calumet College of St. Joseph on February 10. In his best outing Nick started and pitched four innings allowing three hits and two earned runs. He struck out two batters and walked one.
Nick was a dominant pitcher in his senior season in 2016. He was named the Dawgs’ most improved player and was named first team All-Region 1 AAA. Nick has pitched 18 1/3 consecutive innings without issuing a walk.