He’s thrilled to simply be tossing a baseball again.
“Just trying to throw strikes and not try to over power anybody,” Broomfield graduate Brandon Bailey told 9NEWS.
Pretty simple approach for a division one pitching prospect, but Bailey hasn’t been doing a lot of pitching lately.
“I’m just trying to let the arm heal,” said Bailey.
He threw his last high school pitch as a junior in 2012. It resulted in the final out of the 4A state title game. Things were looking great. A state champ as a junior, committed to pitch at Gonzaga and then a few weeks later a pop in his elbow.
“Right after it happened I just walked off the mound to my dad and I just started crying,” said Bailey, “because I knew what happened I just started balling my eyes out.”
Bailey needed Tommy John Surgery and didn’t pitch an inning for Broomfield this year.
“I would have loved to pitch my senior year and pitch 1 more time for Coach Estes and the Broomfield Eagles,” said Bailey.
A year after surger rehab is going well and Bailey is once again pitching. The best part is the fact that despite the injury, Gonzaga stuck with him.
“I can’t wait to get up there and be a Zag,” said Bailey. “It’s going to be great.”