The Braden River High baseball team went 2-0 in the Jody Freidman Preseason Baseball Classic this past week, at G.T. Bray Park.
On Feb. 5, the Pirates defeated Palmetto 13-3 in five innings. Pitcher Brooks Norton earned the win for Braden River. Norton also hit a three-run homerun. Justin Phillips notched three hits and drove in four runs.
On Feb. 8, Braden River knocked off rival Lakewood Ranch 11-7. Eric Schappacher earned the win for the Pirates. Dylan Lee hit a three-run homerun off former Braden River pitcher Garrett Schultz to lead the way for Braden River at the plate.
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