Bellaire Episcopal HS grad Brian Friday fuels Indianapolis
Bellaire Episcopal high school graduate Brian Friday helped Indianapolis beat Rochester 8-1 Sunday.
Friday went 1-for-4, with a double, a run scored and one driven in. On the season, Friday, a third baseman, is batting .198 with 14 RBIs A 2004 graduate of Bellaire Episcopal, Friday accepted a baseball scholarship at Rice University. He played three seasons (2005 to 2007) for the Owls ending his college career with a .327 batting average, 55 doubles, 40 stolen bases and 98 RBIs.
Friday was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round (98th overall) of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft. He quickly advanced through the Pirates' system making it to Triple-A Indianapolis of the International League early in the 2010 season, his second full year of professional baseball. Entering 2011, Friday was a career .272 minor league hitter with 73 doubles, 14 triples, 14 home runs, 189 runs scored and 123 RBIs in 345 games. He was born Dec. 16, 1985 in Houston.
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