Bryson Horne, Blountstown baseball alum, signs with the Braves
Exciting news for Blountstown baseball alum, Bryson Horne, who signed with the Atlanta Braves Sunday.
Horne is no stranger to Atlanta as his first two years of college were spent at Georgia Highlands College in Rome, Georgia. At the end of his sophomore year, Horne had a total of 90 runs and 76 RBIs. His junior year, he attended Columbus State, and with only 80 at bats, horne made 6 runs, 28 RBIs, and held a .425 batting average
“Unfortunately, I was projected to be in the draft if it was a regular 40 round year, but with it only being five rounds I was kind of forced to be a free agent. I got the full cap offer for a full free agent deal, and I'm taking it,” said Horne.
Horne’s father, Blountstown baseball coach, Emory Horne, has coached him his whole life.
“It's surreal right now. When it's one of your own, it's even more special, but I always like for my players to have good offers, and when it's your own son... It was an emotional morning. Very proud for him,” said Coach Horne.
Horne was also offered by the Yankees, but being a fan his whole life, Horne has decided to chop it up with the Braves. He even said that the reason he has always been number 10 in baseball is because his favorite player is Chipper Jones.