Travis Norton '11
2011 All "A" State Tournament - All-Tournament Team
2010 NoKyBaseball Coaches Assoc DivII - Player of the Year
2010 Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star
2010 37th District Tournament Team
2010 BBHS Team MVP
Tied State Record for Doubles In A Game With 4 Vs Ryle
on March 31, 2010
2009 37th District Tournament Team
2009 BBHS Defensive Player of the Year
Played in the 2010 NKY Junior All-Star Game
Four Year Varsity Starter - Outfielder, Pitcher, and First Baseman
Played Varsity Basketball for BBHS - 2008-11
Shares Most Doubles in a Season Record With Brother Tanner - 18
Shares KHSAA State Record For Most Doubles in a Game - 4
School Record - Most Doubles in a Game - 4
|During the high school off
seasons Travis played
summer ball for Ohio Force
from 2009 through 2011,
fininshing 3rd in the 2010
CABA World Series
He played fall baseball in
the prestigious Champions
Elite Fall League during
2009 and 2010
On March 10th, 2011
signed a letter of
intent to play his
college baseball at
|The Nortons - Doug, Tanner, Travis, Lynn, and James Russell
| Travis Norton showed up in our gym one evening, answering an ad we had
placed in the local newspaper advertising our Summer Youth Basketball
camps and Open Gyms. He had grown up in the Simon Kenton system,
having competed at Twenhofel through his junior high years. He, and his
brother Tanner, who would write his own chapter in our history books, and
follow his brother to Brossart, lived in Morningview, Ky., which, as the crow
flies via the Al Schneider Bridge, is just a stones throw from Brossart High
After spending some time with our players and coaches throughout the
summer, Travis elected to cast his lot with the Brossart Mustangs.
Travis became a four year varsity starter with the Brossart Baseball Mustangs.
His first high school home run came in his Freshman year versus Scott in the
district tournament - his first post-season game.
Norton posted a career pitching record of 12-5, including 4 complete games,
an ERA under 4.0, with 20 starts, 91 2/3 innings pitched, striking out 62.
Travis was a prolific hitter, among the leaders in Northern Kentucky as a
junior, averaging .483. That same year he accumulated 18 doubles, a school
record which still stands, and stood alone until brother Tanner tied that mark
two years later as a junior. He was responsible for 59 RBIs his junior and
senior seasons and 6 home runs under Head Coach Matt Grosser.
During Travis' high school baseball career he contributed to 76 wins, while his
teams took 59 losses. They would be four time 10th Region All "A"
Champions and in 2011 were State "A" Sectional Champions, defeating
Danville 3-2 at Florence Freedom Park and went on to become All "A" State
Travis was fortunate to play alongside a who's who of talented Mustangs
including his brother Tanner a MLB draftee, Zach Fardo, who played his
college career at Thomas More, Jake Ollier, Ian Hehman, Trevor Bezold, Jared
Hahn - Asbury College, Nick Hamberg, Dylan Embs, and Nate Verst who
would go 10-0 the following year, and went on to play college baseball at
Kentucky Wesleyan. Together they went 24-13 during Travis' senior year.
Many of those same Mustangs would go on to win the 10th Region
Championship and play into the semi-finals of the KHSAA "Sweet Sixteen"
State Baseball Tournament a year later.
|While his brother Tanner
would acquire the
nickname of "Big Cat",
Travis was simply known