Bruntlett plays in College World Series

This article submitted by Michael Jacobson on 6/23/99.

Eric Bruntlett, the son of Craig and Angela Bruntlett of North Lafayette, Indiana, was the starting shortstop for the Stanford Cardinal baseball team that competed last week in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

After two years as a reserve infielder, Bruntlett, a junior, started at shortstop in 52 games this spring for Stanford. He hit .306 with 53 hits in 173 at bats, with 10 doubles, one home run, and 26 RBIs. He scored 35 runs and stole 11 bases.

Bruntlett was named to the regional all-tournament team after hitting .300 (3-for-10). In the super regional against USC, he doubled in the sixth and scored the only run in a 1-0 victory.

Stanford was eliminated from the College World Series on Friday by Florida State 14-11 in a 13-inning thriller. Florida State then lost to Miami (Fl.) University in the championship game 6-5 on Saturday. Stanford finished the season with a record of 50-15.

Bruntlett is the grandson of Evelyn Bruntlett and Eileen Flanders, both of Paynesville.

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