Hard-throwing righthander who impressed coaches with his potential... Power pitcher with good sinker and slider... One of two transfers who joined the team at the semester break.
NAVARRO JUNIOR COLLEGE
Played for head coach Whoa Dill. Freshman (2007): Saw limited action after being injured.
FLOWER MOUND HIGH SCHOOL
Played for head coach Steve Strinson... Drafted in the 28th round of the 2006 first-year player draft by the New York Yankees. Senior (2006): Helped lead the Jaguars to a 28-7 overall record and a berth in the Region I quarterfinals... Compiled eight saves with two wins and a 2.75 ERA.
Full name is Barrett Rade Bruce... Born Jan. 15, 1988, in Arlington, Texas... Son of Christine and Barry Bruce... Father Barry played football at Texas and Abilene Christian in the late 1970s... Business major... Worked with Habitat for Humanity to renovate and rebuild homes.