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Albion grad earns honors to cap diamond career at St. John Fisher

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Contributed Photo – Brad Rush

Albion High graduate Brad Rush has completed an outstanding four year baseball career at St. John Fisher College by earning top school and league honors.

Rush, a four year starting infielder for the Cardinals, has been named the College’s Sportsman of the Year for the 2014 season. In addition, he has been named to the Empire 8 All-Conference team for the fourth straight year earning first team honors for the second straight year.

Rush hit a conference leading .421 with on base percentage of .515 to help lead St. John Fisher to a second straight ECAC Metro championship as the Cardinals finished with a 31-11 record which tied a school record for victories in a season.

Rush, who became the Cardinals career leader in doubles with 54, 17 of his came this season, finished the season with a red hot 15 game hitting streak including going 16 for 24 (.667) during his final six games.

Rush, who started a total of 135 games in four years for the Cardinals, finished with a career batting average of .326.