Illinois State is located in Normal, Illinois with a 2014 enrollment of 18,700. They play baseball in the Missouri Valley conference which was rated as the #7 Conference in the nation by RPI last year. It is arguably the best baseball conference in the Midwest. Illinois State has won both the conference and tournament championships at different times in the past five years.
Braden has been one of our top pitchers the past two seasons. With a fastball that has touches as high as 91 mph, we are very excited to have him back for two more years with us.
Braden is also a very good student, and we am certain he will do very well for himself in college. He is looking at computer science and business as possible fields of study right now.