Friday afternoon, Bayou Academy senior infielder Brett Burrell made the decision to take his game to the next level next year as he signed to play baseball at Delta State University.
Burrell has been a member of Bayou’s baseball team since his seventh-grade year and has been a starter at second base on the team since the middle of his ninth-grade season. He’s also been one of the team’s best pitchers as well. Burrell’s production has been key in Bayou winning the District 1-AAA Championship in 2017 and 2019. DSU has one of the richest traditions in the nation as they’ve authored 36 straight winning seasons. Last year, DSU finished the season 42-14 with a Gulf South Conference Championship and a trip to the NCAA South Super Regional.
Burrell said playing college baseball has always been a goal of his, and he feels Delta State is the right fit.
“Growing up I’ve always wanted to be in this position and have the opportunity to play at the next level,” Burrell said. “Growing up here in Cleveland and being here around Delta State, it makes it even more special to play for a great baseball program like Delta State.”
With his senior season in baseball set to start in February, Burrell was happy he was able to go on and make his decision about the future.
“It’s going to take a big chip off my shoulders just to relax and play,” Burrell said. “Last year, I had the edge of I got to get a college to look at me so I can play. I’ve always wanted to play college baseball. It’s really going to open it up and let me play my game this year to the best of my ability.”