Sedgwick's Brylie Ware eyes state records

Brylie Ware of Sedgwick will look to make history this season. (submitted photos)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
May 4, 2015

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A lot of attention surrounded Sedgwick senior, Brylie Ware, over the 2014 baseball season as he chased the all-time single season batting average record in Kansas. He had nearly broken the then 10-year old state record for batting average in a season by Josh Workman of Silver Lake at .710. Ware fell just short, hitting .706 in 2014.

This season not much has changed for Ware, now a senior hitting .700. It is very safe to say he has an eye for the baseball.

"It is about staying patient and getting the pitch that you want or that you are looking for." Ware said.

Not only is Ware chasing the state record for single season batting average, he is on his way to shattering the all-time state record of career average by Jace Moore of Moscow, which is .545 set back in 2009. Ware has a .633 career average, going 126-of-199 at the plate over the last four seasons. The all-time career hits record of 139, set by David Janes of Bishop Ward (1996-1999), is also reachable as Ware is currently at 126 with about a third of the season to go.

"It would be an honor to be with all of the names that are in Kansas and it would be a great accomplishment." Ware said.

Ware, playing in an age with different bats who limit power, has 22 home runs over his career with 122 RBI. Ware, also an all-state quarterback in football, will play next season at junior college power Neosho County in Chanute, Kansas.

For now its all about the high school season and chasing those records. Sedgwick is currently 10-3 on the season.

"We are doing really well, just need to make a few adjusments as we head into regionals." Ware said.