Each year the Lufkin Pro Day Group continues its mission of recognizing members of the community who have excelled on the athletic field and in life. This Thursday, November 21st, several individuals and teams will be honored.
To those who pay attention to the numbers, Brandon Belt's huge game Monday night for the San Francisco Giants should come as no surprise. Belt is swinging one of the hottest bats in the Majors since the start of August.
San Francisco 1st baseman Brandon Belt, who played his high school ball at Hudson, was one of the hottest hitters in all the Majors during Spring Training in March. However, the first 3 weeks of the regular season have not gone so well for Belt.
It's almost time for Spring Training. San Francisco first baseman and world series champion Brandon Belt will soon be reporting to training camp to get ready for the upcoming 2013 Major League Baseball season, but you'll have a chance to meet him today.
A few years ago, Brandon Belt was part of a Hudson Hornet team that went deep into the Class 3A baseball playoffs. However, Belt was not able to come away with a state championship ring -- well, now he can wear a World Series Championship ring.
Brandon Belt, who was born in Nacogdoches and played his high school ball at Hudson, is on fire!! He currently has an 11 game hitting streak for the San Francisco Giants, which includes 4 homers and some very clutch hitting performances.
There have only been 22 of these in the history of Major League Baseball -- the pitching of a perfect game. No walks, no errors, no hits...nobody reaches base and San Francisco's Matt Cain accomplished the feat last night against the Astros in a 10-0 victory.
Brandon Belt, who played his high school ball at Hudson, will be the first to tell you that his offensive numbers so far this season are not where he wants them to be. Maybe things are looking up...as in up, and out of the ball park.
At the beginning of this year's spring training, it looked like the deck was pretty heavily stacked against the odds of Brandon Belt being on the San Francisco Giants opening day roster. At least, that's what the 'experts' thought...