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Carlson Transfers to MMC Baseball Program


Published Date7\19\2012
Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the commitment of Bryton Carlson to attend Mount Marty College this fall and participate in the baseball program.

Carlson, a graduate of Saint Michael-Albertville High School, will transfer to Mount Marty from Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Carlson has experience playing infield, outfield, and pitching and started at the third base position for Itasca during his freshman year. He was slated to move to the outfield this season before an injury cut his season short. Due to the injury Carlson redshirted this past season and will have sophomore athletic eligibility status at Mount Marty.

Carlson posted strong offensive numbers during his freshman year at Itasca batting .317 with 26 hits, 20 runs, 4 doubles, 3 home runs, and 2 triples with 23 RBIs. Carlson also had an outstanding high school career being named All-Conference four times. Carlson dominated on the mound his senior year going 7-1 with a 1.30 ERA and struck out 47 batters in 48 1/3 innings. During his junior year Saint Michael-Albertville was crowned state champions with a 26-6 record. Carlson batting .437 with 45 hits, 36 runs, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 16 RBIs and stole 26 bases in 27 steal attempts. He went 2-0 on the mounds and averaged over one strikeout per inning. Carlson also had strong sophomore and freshman seasons batting .391 as a sophomore and .333 as a freshman.

Mount Marty College head baseball coach, Andy Bernatow, is excited to announce the commitment of Carlson to the Lancer baseball program. "Bryton was one of the top priorities of this recruiting class. He comes from outstanding high school and junior college programs. Both programs are constantly in the hunt for championships or winning championships and Bryton played a major role in their successes while he played for them. He's an outstanding athlete, a big and powerful player that can run, shows power at the plate, and has a strong arm. Bryton has the ability to be a huge factor for us offensively and on the mound. He was set to play in the outfield and close for Itasca this year before an injury sidelined him. He was on the radar of many schools and I am excited that he chose to continue his academic and athletic endeavors at Mount Marty. We are getting a top-notch player and student."

The son of Darby and Sandy Carlson, Bryton will major in Nursing at Mount Marty. He is the recipient of an MMC Academic Honors Scholarship in addition to his baseball award.

For more information on Mount Marty College's baseball program please visit www.mmclancers.com or contact head coach, Andy Bernatow at abernatow@mtmc.edu.