Braydon Bone To Play Baseball At SIUE


Published on September 21 2017 6:44 am
Last Updated on September 21 2017 6:47 am
Written by Millie Lange

Braydon Bone

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Following a 23-win season in 2017, SIUE baseball has started fall workouts and Head Coach Sean Lyons welcomes 10 newcomers to the Cougar baseball roster.

"This fall is another opportunity for us to take a step forward with what we want to do," Lyons said. "We're approaching it the same way. We're coaching our guys up and we're instilling our system with 10 new players. There are a lot of new faces and guys need to learn what the expectations are within the program."

Lyons said he and the staff will rely on the returners to help acclimate the newcomers to SIUE baseball.

"To this point they've done a tremendous job," he said. "We have guys who have really 'grabbed the bull by the horns' if you will in wanting to jump into some leadership roles. One of the things we need to find out this fall is who the team leaders are going to be."

The second-year head coach also said the fall season is for more than just on-the-field improvement.

"It's about building the relationships; the player-coach relationship and relationships between players as well," Lyons said. "That's a big piece of our fall. We'll do a lot of activities and things together as a team to help build that bond."

Lyons has added seven transfers and three freshmen to his roster.

"We're excited about the guys that we have come in and trying to figure out what their roles will be," Lyons said. "We're going to add some depth to our pitching staff and we've got some exciting position players as well. Whether they're guys who will crack the starting lineup or just add depth, that's to be seen. That is what the fall is for."

One of the 10 new players is Braydon Bone, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed pitcher from Effingham. He will be a junior at SIUE.

Prior to SIUE, he played at Parkland College in Champaign . . . Was 1-0 in eight appearances as a freshman . . . Struck out 14 hitters in 10.2 innings . . . Two-time All-Area selection . . . Three-time All-Apollo Conference selection for Effingham High School in baseball . . . Also earned All-State honorable mention, All-Area and All-Apollo Conference honors in basketball.