Through Saturday, he had played just five games in the majors, and yet Nate Orf may already be the most popular player on the Milwaukee Brewers.
Of all the hundreds of players taken in the Major League Baseball Draft each year, only roughly 10 percent will ever play an inning in the big leagues.
It was perfect for him. Braxton Ashcraft expected he’d go in the second round of the MLB draft. Once he got the call and expectation became reality, the Robinson senior was thrilled.
For Kathryn Reed, pitching is an art. It’s mixing in a variety of pitches to keep the batter off-balance, sometimes even making up a pitch and wondering what effect it will have. It’s a way Reed expresses herself in the circle, building off the confidence gained from her Axtell teammates beh…
When Braxton Ashcraft was in the seventh grade — significantly smaller than the 6-foot-5 light pole he is today — he used to tell his coaches, “I want to go to school at Baylor someday.”