PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown baseball head coach Grant Achilles is pleased to announce the addition of seven incoming student-athletes set to join the roster for the 2015 season. Brown's Class of 2018 is made up of players from seven different states and includes four pitchers, one infielder, one outfielder and a catcher.
"Our staff is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 2018 recruiting class this fall," said Achilles. "These talented young men each provide a unique skill set that will contribute to our depth both positionally and on the mound. We are confident that there will be an immediate impact felt from this group, and look forward to working with them starting this fall."
Hometown: Aledo, Texas
High School: Aledo
Before Brown: A graduate of Aledo High School, where he went 12-1 with a 0.72 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 70 innings on the mound … named the 4A State Tournament MVP … named First Team All-District and Honorable Mention All-State … named First Team Academic All-State … helped Aledo to a state title in both baseball and football as a senior.
Why Brown: "A phenomenal school mixed with Division I athletics."
Hometown: Lutz, Florida
High School: Berkeley Preparatory
Before Brown: A graduate of Berkeley Prep School, where he posted a 0.98 ERA with 66 strikeouts on the mound as a senior … team captain as a senior … helped team to three straight District Championships from 2012-14, as well as regional final appearances in 2012 and 2014 … Florida High School Coaches Association All-State selection and Hillsborough County All-Star as a senior … Tampa Tribune All-County Team in 2014 … Tampa Bay Times All-County Team in 2013 and 2014 … Team MVP in 2014 … also lettered in golf for two years … National Honor Society at Berkeley Prep … member of Student Disciplinary Committee and Headmasters List for four years … three-time Exemplary Community Service Award winner.
Why Brown: "I chose Brown because I can play the sport I love, while also receiving an excellent education from one of the most prestigious universities in the country."
Hometown: Calabasas, California
High School: Harvard Westlake
Before Brown: A four-year starter as a shortstop at Harvard Westlake High School, where he hit .347 with three home runs as a senior … helped team to No.1 ranking and CIF Division I Championship in 2013 … Daily News All-Area First Team … All-Mission League Second Team … four-year member of the Honor Roll.
Why Brown: "Brown gives me the ability to pursue everything I want to do. The coaching staff is confident in our ability to win an Ivy League Championship, there are endless academic opportunities, and the campus feels like home."
Hometown: Manhattan, New York
High School: Poly Prep Country Day
Before Brown: A four-year letterwinner as a left-handed pitcher and outfielder at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York … helped Poly Prep to four straight NYSAISAA private school state championships … named MVP in 2013 … Brooklyn Daily All-Brooklyn First Team as a junior in 2013.
Why Brown: "Brown is an academic/athletic opportunity without being far from home, my parents are capable of driving to games, and it has a municipal setting."
Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
High School: Glenbard West
Before Brown: A graduate of Glenbard West High School, where he batted .360 and posted a 1.60 ERA with 57 strikeouts as a senior … team captain as a junior and senior … named All-Conference as a junior and senior … All-Area and Academic All-State in 2014 … also an All-Conference selection and team captain in football.
Why Brown: "I loved the curriculum in place, the location, and the guys that were on the team. It seemed like a great place to spend the next four years."
Hometown: Westbrook, Connecticut
High School: Westbrook
Before Brown: A four-year letterwinner as an outfielder and pitcher at Westbrook High School … named All-State and First Team All-Conference … New Haven Register Third Team All-State … two-time All-Conference selection … former All-Conference Honorable Mention … also earned All-Conference honors in basketball and soccer … salutatorian of graduating class at Westbrook.
Why Brown: "The baseball coaching staff and the academic freedom."
Hometown: Gig Harbor, Washington
High School: Gig Harbor
Before Brown: A letterwinner as a catcher at Gig Harbor High School … Two-time team captain as a junior and senior … named team MVP as a senior … First Team All-Narrows League in 2014 … Washington State All-State baseball nominee in 2014 … Narrows League Honorable Mention in 2013.
Why Brown: "The ability to play division 1 baseball while receiving an exceptional education."