JACKSON, Tenn. - 6/10/2004 - James Brasfield, of Humboldt, Tennessee, has signed to play his college baseball for the Bulldogs of Union University. Brasfield will rejoin Humboldt High School teammate Judson Powers on next season’s Union roster. Powers signed with the Bulldogs back in March if this year. Brasfield enters Union as a freshman and will major in Pre-Physical Therapy.
Brasfield, a 5-foot-10 155 lb. infielder/pitcher, is a 2004 graduate of Humboldt High School. While at Humboldt, he was a two sport athlete in baseball and football. In baseball, Brasfield was named first team All-District three times (2002-2004). He also led his summer league team to back-to-back Babe Ruth State Championships (2002-2003). Brasfield was named the Babe Ruth State Tournament MVP in 2002. In football, Brasfield earned first Team All-Region honors as a senior and second team All-Region honors as a junior as a Punter for the Humboldt Vikings.
In his senior baseball season for Humboldt, Brasfield hit .405 and stole 18-of-19 bases on the season. As a pitcher, he was just as impressive with a 5-2 record and a 2.20 ERA. Brasfield tallied 68 strikeouts in 47 innings pitched.
Brasfield graduated with honors from Humboldt High School, attended American Legion Boys State, participated in the Gibson County Youth Leadership program, and was named a 2004 Viking Service Scholar.
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