USM Baseball alum Bradley Roney signs MiLB deal with Diamondbacks


Former Southern Miss closer Bradley Roney has a new home in the minor league baseball ranks with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The USM alum was an eighth-round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves in 2014, reaching Triple AAA as quickly as 2016.

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However, injuries have been a major issue for Roney, preventing him from ever making his major league debut.

Some people around the league still think the former Golden Eagle has a big league arm, recording 291 strikeouts across 206 minor league innings and has a career ERA of 3.32.

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he provided extensive coverage of his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi. At Southern Miss, Jeff was a member of the Honors College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. He also wrote for USM's award-winning school newspaper, The Student Printz, where he won first place for Best Sports Story in 2013. Jeff loves to travel, and is excited to get back on the water to reunite with his family. In his spare time you can find Jeff spending time with his friends, and maybe even winning a fantasy football league. For sports stories contact Jeff at