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Liberty’s Brogdon drafted by Braves

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Pitcher decides to still be a Bulldog

Liberty standout pitcher Connor Brogdon got the call he had been expecting, although it was about a day late.

Brogdon, the North Sequoia League Pitcher of the Year, received a text from Liberty head coach Terance Frazier that he would be selected in the 40th round of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft by the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon. He is the first Liberty student to get drafted by any sport.

“I woke up at about 3:30 that afternoon and 20 minutes later, Frazier texted me and told me I was going in the 40th round to the Braves,” Brogdon said. “I asked him how did he know and he told me he had some pull and talked to a guy.”

Brogdon then watched the draft live on and was happy to see his name come across and announced during the broadcast...


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