Brown pitching like the PLU comeback player of the year

March 14, 2015

Garrett Brown BaseballHe didn’t throw a single pitch in each of his first two seasons with the Pacific Lutheran University baseball team.

But now Garrett Brown of Anchorage is pitching like an ace.

Brown continued his tremendous throwing with a 6-inning shutout stint in yesterday’s 2-0 win over Whitworth during NCAA D3 action in Washington.

Brown scattered two hits and three walks while striking out a career-high 10 batters.

The 6-foot-1 right-hander picked up the win to improve to 2-0 this year and lowered his ERA to 3.00 in 24 innings over six games.

Brown, of Service High fame, has allowed only two earned runs over his last 16.1 innings – easily the best stretch of his college career.

His ERA is 1.25 in his last four appearances since Feb. 21.

Brown was a versatile player growing up in Alaska, capable of playing multiple positions. He arrived at PLU as a catcher and infielder but struggled at the plate, hitting just .140 [13-for-93] in his first two years.

The decision was made for him to pitch this year and he’s responded like the comeback player of the year.