Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cookeville Baseball Player Heads To Ark. State

Arkansas State head coach Tommy Raffo has announced that Brandon Farley of Cookeville has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at ASU. The 6-1, 205-pound right-handed pitcher finished his sophomore season at Northeast Mississippi Community College with an ERA of 2.79. In 67.2 innings of work, Farley struck out 67 batters, while giving up just 32 runs (25 earned). He held opposing batters to a .234 average, allowing just 55 hits and 21 walks. He finished the 2010 season with a record of 4-6 with one save. Additionally, Farley hit .345 with two home runs, six doubles and a pair of triples. He was selected to the Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges All-State first team. In his final two years at Cookeville High School, Farley posted a record of 7-0. He posted an ERA of 3.10 in his junior year, then lowered the average to 2.70 in his senior season when he led Cookeville to the District 7AAA championship. In addition to earning All-District honors, he was selected as the Offensive Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year.