|Brad Bamberg - 2
Appeared 20 games, started four, all at catcher... singled in the opening day win over Alabama State (Feb. 13) and had two hits vs. Eastern Illinois (Mar. 9)...also had a hit in the final game of the Houston series (Apr. 8)...hit.148 overall for the season...hit .214 as a starter (four games)...hit .143 vs. left-handed pitching, .150 vs. right-handers ... underwent shoulder surgery following the season.
CENTRAL ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, Ala., one for Coach Larry Giangrosso (1999) and one for Coach Ronnie Baines ... hit .301 as a sophomore, .250 as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: Graduated from Montevallo (Ala.) High School (1998), where he was a four-year letter winner in baseball and football ... hit .401 as a senior with seven doubles and six triples ... named team captain, team MVP as a senior (baseball and football) ... had lowest ERA of any pitcher for all of his four varsity seasons ... named school's "Most Athletic" as a senior ... Army Scholar Athlete and member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Full name is James Bradley Bamberg ... born March 1, 1980 in Brookwood, Ala. ... son of Earl and Patsy Bamberg ... member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... majoring in history, minoring in physical education.