Hometown: Tamarac, FL
A great competitor… Shows great enthusiasm during games … Has developed a slider as a usable pitch … Winner and gamer … Pumps strike zone with command ... Will be the #1 starter for the Buccaneers ... Very dominating right-handed pitcher ... Has increased arm strength and control from last season.
JUNIOR (2006): Became one of the most dominant pitchers in the SSC ... In 13 starts, led the league with a 1.97 ERA and was second with 94 strikeouts ... Set the Barry single-game record with 15 strikeouts in seven innings against Palm Beach Atlantic on Mar. 3 ... Tossed a complete-game five-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts past Rollins 2-0 on Mar. 24 ... Had four double-figure strikeout games ... Enters the season with the lowest career ERA (2.59) and opponent’s batting average (.222) in school history ... Another seven-win season would tie him with Alberto Iber (1990-93) for the win record at 22.
SOPHOMORE (2005): Made eight starts on the mound, compiling a 3-4 record ... Posted a 3.14 ERA in 43.0 innings of work ... Threw two complete games ... Third on the team with 42 strikeouts, while walking 25 ... Second in the pitching rotation with a .182 opponent batting average
FRESHMAN (2004): Solidified the Bucs’ top pitching spot in the starting rotation ... Posted a 5-1 record and a 3.08 earned run average ... Walked only 17 batters in 64.1 innings ... Collected 47 strikeouts ... Posted a .243 opponent batting average ... Faced 262 batters and allowed only one home run.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Taravella High under coach Mike Moss ... As a senior went 10-1 with an ERA of 0.82 and struck out 98 ... Earned First-Team All-County Honors and was named Pitcher-of-the-Year.
PERSONAL: Son of Mark and Deborah Brown ... Has two sisters ... Finance major.