A local area baseball product will explore opportunities at Taft College, California this fall.
Brendan Hamilton who plays for the Bulldogs Baseball Academy will be taking to the diamond later this year in the Central Valley Conference which is a part of the California Community College Athletic Association.
Hamilton who is a twelfth grader at Lloydminster Comprehensive has been with the Bulldogs since his early teens and has developed into an exceptional defensive infielder with a consistent bat in the lineup says Josh Herback-South, President & Director of Player Development.
“Brendan has been with us since he was 12 or 13 years old. So he is one of the first kids. He is an exceptional kid. He is super smart. He’s really gifted with his feet and with his hands and he’s got an exceptional bat as well. I predict he will go there and be successful and probably get himself a scholarship to a Division 2 or Division 1 school.”
The young prospect is wrapping up his final year of Midget AAA baseball with the Prairie Pirates program this summer in preparation for his freshman year of college. On the diamond, Hamilton prides himself in his fielding. On the academics side, Hamilton says he is leaning towards psychology. He shares on his upcoming south of the border adventure.
“It’s been a goal of mine, I don’t know how long; years. Because I’m a U.S. citizen. I feel like I can travel over there easier. Things will be smoother for sure.”
Coach Herback-South says he is excited that Hamilton will be attending his alma mater and that the current head coach at Taft College was also head coach when he was there 16 years ago.
For Canadian colleges this is the seventh player overall that has moved on from the Bulldogs Academy program and Herback-South adds for U.S. colleges, Hamilton will be the third. He adds they have another six or seven players that will be contending for college programs in the next two years.