Alcorn’s Brandon Rembert Will Be Key Returner for Braves in 2021




Brandon Rembert will indeed be returning to Alcorn State for the 2021 campaign. The Pre-Season All-SWAC 1st -Team selection is widely known as one of the top hitters in the conference. Many seniors were faced with the decision of if they will return for their extra year of eligibility.  For Rembert it was a no brainer. He states, “I made the decision pretty quickly after I got the news that we were able to return for another season.  I did not get drafted or sign a free agent contract, so this was really my only chance of playing baseball again. It was a pretty immediate decision for me.  I didn’t like how unexpected our season ended, so it would only be right to go back for my last year and end things the right way.”

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced leagues to cancel their 2020 seasons.  The Braves only played 12 games, before their season abruptly came to an end.  Rembert states, “It was kind of a crazy situation when the season ended.  I really did not expect for them to up and cancel the season like they did.  It was kind of an unexpected situation.  In all of my years of playing college baseball, I don’t think I have ever experienced a situation like the one we faced.   We were getting ready to go on the road for a series at Alabama State and then we get the news that the series was canceled.  About a week after we were sent home, we got the news that our season would be canceled.”

Before the season was canceled Rembert was batting .255 with one home run, 11 runs scored, and 6 RBI’s.  He started all 12 games for the Braves in right field.  The numbers that he put up this previous year were nothing compared to the numbers he put up in his 2019 campaign.  In 2019, Rembert batted .345, with 9 doubles, 1 triple, 3 homeruns, and 22 RBIs.  His .345 batting average was tops on the team and was good for 8th in the entire conference that year.  His on base percentage of .462 was also tops on the team and was top 5 in the entire SWAC. Rembert hopes to bounce back from his 2020 season with an even better year in 2021.

He states, “My numbers weren’t as good as I wanted them to be this year.  I feel like I didn’t have a chance to really get going.  I didn’t really have a chance to get hot and get things rolling.  I didn’t dwell too much on the numbers I put up in 2020 because it was such a small sample size.  We only played 12 games and I had maybe 50 at bats on the season I think. We play a pretty long season, so I feel like those numbers would have evened out.  I definitely think my numbers would have been better if we were able to play the entire season.” Rembert remains assured that he will have bounce back campaign in 2021.

The Braves will be returning a pretty solid lineup next season, with Rembert most likely hitting in the middle of it again.  He spent most of last year’s season hitting in the 3-hole spot.  Rembert is confident in the team that they will have this year. He states, “We’re returning a good amount of guys from last year’s team.  A lot of our key guys are coming back and I think that they will put us in a position where we can do something special.  I personally believe that we have a potent offense and am hopeful that we will put up a good amount of runs this year. I know we are bringing in some pitchers that can hopefully contribute to our staff immediately.”

Rembert has hopes of being able to play pro baseball in the future. This is his last collegiate year to prove that he’s worthy.  He states, “Being that this is my last year, I feel like I have to make a statement.  My goal is to make it to pro ball, so I’m really hungry to have a good season.”  Brandon Rembert’s offensive prowess will be something to keep an eye on in the upcoming season. Hopefully, he will have a strong enough campaign for a team to pick him up in June.