The Bryan Lion Brandon Marklund (‘18, Politics & Government) has signed a professional contract with the Kansas City Royals.
Hailing from North Vancouver, Canada, Marklund played varsity baseball throughout his four years at Bryan. After graduating in May, he served as a relief pitcher for the Auckland Tuatara during their inaugural season in the Australian Baseball League. He also played for the Morehead City Marlins, a collegiate summer baseball team in the Coastal Plains League.
“A huge thank you to my family and friends who have supported me every step of the way,” Marklund stated via his Twitter account. “As well as a huge thank you to Bryan College, its amazing baseball coaching staff and faculty, who have helped me become not only a better player, but a man as well.”
“Lastly an enormous thank you to both the Morehead City Marlins and the Auckland Tuatara for giving me the opportunity to play for two great franchises following the expiration of my college eligibility. None of this would be possible without all of you and for that I am forever grateful.”