Empire High School Class of 2019 graduate Braden Boisvert, who is a pitcher/designated hitter at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kan., has announced he is committed to attend Oregon State on a baseball scholarship.
Boisvert was a standout batter at Empire who had a career average of .363 with 28 doubles, nine home runs and 53 RBIs.
His brother Brody, who graduated from Empire last year, is a freshman infielder with Seward County as well.
Braden first attended Scottsdale Community College but after COVID-19 canceled the season last year, he transferred to Seward County, where he has developed into a pitching prospect.
A right-hander, his fastball has been clocked at 94 mph. In one relief appearance so far this season for Seward County, he has struck out four batters in 1 2/3 innings.
He also carries a 4.0 GPA as a student at Seward County.
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