Brooks Brannon  |  Randleman, baseball

Brannon had two big games at the plate as the Tigers opened Piedmont Athletic Conference play with a pair of victories against Eastern Randolph. They had posted a non-league win against North Davidson on a neutral field.

Brannon, a senior catcher, drove in 12 runs in two games against Eastern Randolph.

In a 13-0 victory, he racked up three hits with a double and a triple and four runs batted in. He was behind the plate as Ryan White, Seth Way and Austin Lemmons combined on a non-hitter with 11 strikeouts.

Later in the week, in a 14-3 romp past the Wildcats, Brannon went 4-for-4 with two home runs and a double while driving in eight runs.

When the Tigers beat North Davidson 4-1, Brannon drove in a run.

Randleman ended the second week of the season with a 5-0 record. The Tigers are the reigning Class 2-A state champions.

By Randolph Record