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#10 C.T. Bradford
Position: OF/LHP
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pace, FL
High School: Pace HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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CAREER: A talented two-way player who enters 2014 with a .285 career batting average in 165 games played (161 starts) • Scored 100 runs off 179 career hits and 63 walks • Owns 18 career doubles, three triples and a trio of home runs to go along with 22 stolen bases • Has also appeared on the mound 17 times (two starts) •  The career school record holder with 17 sacrifice hits • Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.

2013: Hit .281 in 68 games (all starts), recording 44 runs, 27 RBIs, four doubles and a home run • Also walked 23 times and stole eight bases • Tallied a hit  in 44 of 71 games, the third-highest total on the team • Drove in the game-winning run five times: Feb. 23 vs. Samford, April 6 vs. Florida, April 18 vs. Auburn, May 5 vs. Alabama and June 21 vs. Oregon State in the NCAA College World Series • Raked at a .307 clip in 30 SEC games • Went 2-for-4 on Opening Day with three RBIs, two runs and a home run • Rode a 10-game hitting streak from Feb. 19-March 3, ending the streak with a five-game stretch of multiple-hit games, going 11-for-21 (.524) from Feb. 26-March 3 with nine runs scored • Against No. 2 LSU March 15-17, collected six hits and three runs in three games, finishing the series with a .600 batting average • Tapped the dish three times vs. Austin Peay March 26, tying a career high and setting a new one with two stolen bases • Finished the Auburn series April 18-20 on Super Bulldog Weekend 5-for-12 (.417) • Walked a career-best two times vs. Samford Feb. 23 and at Vanderbilt April 27 • Recorded seven hits in 15 at-bats (.467) against Alabama May 4-5 • Knocked out a career-high tying four hits vs. Alabama May 5 • Went 2-for-3 with an RBI, run and a walk in the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional-clinching win at Virginia June 9 • Collected two hits and an RBI in the win vs. Oregon State June 21 in the NCAA College World Series, helping MSU advance to the championship series vs. UCLA • Member of the 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2012: A 32-game starter with playing time in 34 of MSU’s 64 games • Opening Day starter in center field, where he drew 31 starts • Also took the mound as a starter (2.2 innings pitched) March 6 against Penn State (March 6) • Set a career-high for hits, total bases and RBIs March 3 with a 4-for-6, 6-RBI burst against Lipscomb that included a season-first double and a career-first home run • Also registered 3-for-4, 3-RBI performances at the plate Feb. 25 against Mississippi Valley State and April 13 at defending NCAA champion South Carolina • Tallied seven multi-hit games • Missed eight early games after sustaining a shoulder injury March 7 against Penn State and the final 12 regular season games and nine postseason contests after another shoulder injury incurred during an outfield collision April 28 against Ole Miss • Played error-free in 32 of 34 games (.953) • Hit .230 and drew 16 starts in 17 SEC games played, missing the first and last three SEC weekend series due to injury • Fashioned a seven-game SEC hitting streak, the second-longest on the team • Among 19 Bulldogs on the 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2011: Rookie outfielder with starts in 61 games and the only Bulldog to play in all 63 games • Named to the Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team and the 2011 SEC All-Freshman team • Hit .303, third-highest batting average on the club • Drew 41 starts in center field, 10 in right, nine in left and one as the designated hitter • Ranked second on the team with 74 hits and “free bases” (28 walks and 12 HBPs) • Tallied 11 stolen bases in 18 attempts and fielded at a .978 clip in 135 fielding chances • Compiled the team’s second-longest hitting streak (12 games and finished second with hits in 48 games and 21 multi-hit games) • Also tied (with Jarrod Parks) for the team lead with 10 multi-RBI games • Hit .264 with starts in 22 of 23 SEC games played • Hit safely in 22 SEC games • Went 5-for-12 (.417) in three-game series against eventual NCAA champion South Carolina • MSU’s top hitter going 12-for-32 in postseason competition (.375) • Hit .538 (7-for-13) and earned NCAA Atlanta Regional MVP honors • Went 3-for-4 with a walk and a double in his collegiate career Feb. 18 vs. Akron • Also turned in three-hit plate performances April 5 against Southern Miss, three days later against Florida, April 16 at Arkansas and June 5 in the NCAA Atlanta Regional at Georgia Tech • Drove in a season-best four runs in that regional championship game at Tech • Among six Bulldog rookies named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starting outfielder at Pace (Fla.) High School • Coached by Charlie Waner • Hit .474 with 46 hits and 21 extra-base hits • Helped lead the Patriots to a 29-2 record, the 2010 Florida 5A State Championship and the top spot in the ESPN Rise Fab 50 national ranking • Earned First-Team Louisville Slugger and Max Preps High School All-America Team honors • All-state selection and tabbed as the 2010 Mr. Baseball for the state of Florida • Also honored as the Florida 5A Player of the Year • Also starred on the mound, posting a 13-0 record with a 1.12 ERA while registering 90 strikeouts in 84 innings • Established a state record as the winning pitcher in five-consecutive regional and state playoff games • Selected to play in the Florida High School All-Star Game • Honored as the Pensacola News Journal Male Athlete of the Year and Pitcher of the Year • 2009 Class 5A Northwest Florida Player of the Year and Pensacola News Journal All-Area selection after hitting .423 with 25 RBIs, a .600 on-base percentage and 18 stolen bases in 19 attempts • Carved a 7-1 pitching record with a 1.20 ERA, 113 strikeouts and 13 walks in 66.0 innings of mound work • Earned first-team all-area and second-team all-state honors as a sophomore, hitting .453 and tallying a 6-3 record with a 1.28 ERA in 2008 • Played summer league baseball with the Florida Bombers, coached by Emilio Fernandez • Selected as that club’s first team captain • Honor grad, member of the Athletic Council and recipient of the 2010 Pace High School Citizenship Award.

DRAFT HISTORY: Chosen by the Cleveland Indians in the 48th round of Major League Baseball’s 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

PERSONAL: Born Christopher Taylor Bradford on April 12, 1991 in Pensacola, Fla. • Son of Theresa and Mike Bradford of Pace, Fla. • Father was MSU’s starting third baseman in 1982 and 1983 • Went on a mission trip this past winter to the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, where he and six current and former members of the MSU baseball program joined 19 others in building houses and putting on baseball clinics for the youth on the island • Majoring in kinesiology.