FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2001
Union Signs South Side All-District Catcher
Jackson, Tenn. Ė Union University head coach Andy
Rushing has added another local baseball standout to his
roster for the 2002 season.
B.J. Traverse, a three-year starter for South Side High
School in Jackson, has signed to play college baseball for the
Bulldogs. Traverse led South Side last season with a .552
on-base percentage and was selected by his peers as the teamís
most valuable player. An All-District player for the past two
seasons, in addition to achieving an All-Region honorable
mention for 2001,as catcher last season for the Hawks,
Traverse threw out 50% of would-be-base stealers while hitting
an impressive .402 at the plate. He finished the season ranked
in the top four in each of the teamís offensive categories.
"B.J. is a great student athlete who will give us
depth at the catching position," commented Coach Rushing.