Southeast adds juco catcher

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Southeast Missouri State's baseball team added an accomplished junior college hitter to its roster for next season with the signing of Three Rivers Community College standout Kieran Bradford.

Bradford, a native of Brisbane, Australia, earned second-team all-American honors after hitting .447 with 18 doubles, four home runs and 52 RBIs. The sophomore catcher helped lead Three Rivers to a 28-19 record.

"Kieran is an excellent addition to our team," Southeast coach Mark Hogan said in a release. "He will help offensively in the middle of our lineup and also behind the plate. We look forward to having a player of his caliber as part of our team."

Bradford will become just the second Australian baseball player to play for the Redhawks, following Brad Purcell.

Klocke earns freshman honor

Southeast Missouri State catcher Jim Klocke earned yet another freshman honor with his inclusion on the Ping! Baseball All Ping! Freshman Team.

Klocke hit .324 this past season with 10 doubles, four home runs and 38 RBIs. Klocke already earned the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year honors and was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.

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