Andrew Branson leads the Wave by Example

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Andrew Branson has been a staple in the Wave offense this season, Branson leads the Wave in batting average 11-for-28 for a .393 average, with a home run, 4 RBI, and 5 stolen bases. The St. James, Missouri native is laying his second season in CLPB.

Q: How have you enjoyed CLPB thus far?

A: This is my second year here, and I’m enjoying it.The Florida weather and Florida baseball, you just cant really beat it.

Q: You lead the team in hitting thus far, how have you been able to do it?

A: I’m sticking with my approach, trying to be as consistent in my pre-game stuff, and my off days. In the box, trying to be as comfortable as possible and trusting my abilities.

Q: You guys are a rowdy bunch in the dugout, how were you guys able to gel so easily

A: I think we’re just really competitive, we’re just competitors, and we all clicked, and all realized this is a team full of competitors. So, we kind of feed off of each other’s energy of wanting to win and wanting to succeed within this game. That’s what gives us that that bond and that rowdiness

in the dugout.

Q: You recently announced you commitment to Pitt State, what made you want to change schools?

A: Missouri S&T was awesome to me. It was a place I got to play my freshman and sophomore years and be a starter. It’s a place I hold very dear to my heart, but I wanted to go to a place that could help me reach my full potential and I thought it was likely somewhere else. So I decided to enter the transfer portal.

Q: Why Pitt State?

A: I was super excited about the opportunity that Coach Fornelli is going to give me and the great group of guys that he’s got there. #2 team in the MIAA, top 25 Division II team, so I’m super excited

Q: How do you like playing for Ruben Someillan?

A: There’s not enough good things I can say about him. He’s a great dude, loves the game, plays it the right way. He likes us to play it the right way, teaching us to play the right way and to really respect the game. As far as seeing how he goes about it everyday, as someone who’d love to get into coaching, its been super fun to watch him. Even though he’s a young coach, he’s very mature within the game. The knowledge he passes on to us is honestly amazing, and I’m just trying to be a sponge and soak it all up and learn as much as I can from a guy like that whose been around the block a bit.

Q: Finish the statement. The Wave will win the CLPB championship if….

A: If we can limit our mistakes and continue to be the competitors that I know that we are.


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