Like many baseball players, senior Bryce Bush played in a summer travel league. He lived in hotels all summer – from Atlanta to Baton Rouge to New Orleans as a member of the East Coast Sox, a team that plays all over the Southeast.
But Bryce had a few side trips – to the All-Star Game in Miami, where he was a semi-finalist in the High School Home Run Derby. To San Diego to participate in the 2017 Perfect Game All-American Classic, where he started at first base. Bryce was also named as one of the Top 50 players in the country by Perfect Game, an organization which runs numerous tournaments.
“It was the most fun I ever had in baseball,” Bryce said.
Bryce finished his 2017 DLS Varsity Baseball Season with 16 home runs, setting a single-season record. He has 23 overall, and the DLS school record of 24 runs Jimmy Martinez (‘09). Bryce’s single season batting average was .541 – also a DLS record, besting Don DeDonatis’s (‘93) record of .514.
Bryce, who plays first and third base, had numerous post season honors: All League, All District, All State, and the All State Dream Team. Perfect Game named him the Michigan Player of the Year.
He committed to Mississippi State before the season, and says he’s been a fan his whole life. “I got a chance to go down there a couple of years ago, and it’s a great environment. The fans love everything about the baseball program.”