By Matthew Gorry
August 7, 2013
GREENSBORO - Elkin senior Brandon Bradley shined at last weekend’s Blue-Grey North Carolina Classic in Greensboro, receiving high praise from collegiate and professional scouts.
The southpaw dazzled in his four innings of work on the mound over the two-game tournament. In the first game Saturday, Bradley threw two no-hit frames, while throwing two more shutout innings in the second game Sunday. The senior didn’t allow the ball out of the infield.
Bradley’s curveball and changeup received praise from the home-plate umpire, who said he had the “best curve and changeup that he had seen at any level.”
The senior also shined at the plate, going 2-for-3 in Game 1, including a double to deep left-center, nearly clearing the 400-foot wall in center.
Bradley and Team Richmond went 1-1 in the four-team tournament at NewBridge Bank Park in downtown Greensboro, home of the single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers.
Richmond topped Team Charlotte 1-0 Saturday in the opener before falling to Forbush’s Brad Dzeskewicz and Team Greensboro 5-3 in 10 innings Sunday.
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