(Photo Courtesy Victor Texcucano - Tyler Morning Telegraph)
(Photo Courtesy Victor Texcucano - Tyler Morning Telegraph)
Baseball - Thu, Jun. 5, 2014

At 10-1, the freshman hurler finished with the best record in the country and was one of only three DIII pitchers to reach the 10-win mark. Brown overcame the Apaches' tough schedule to compile a 1.76 ERA and baffled hitters with 87 strikeouts on the year – second most in the nation. The left-hander gave up just 36 hits in 71 and two-thirds innings of work in 2014. Against North Arkansas, Brown pitched a seven-inning no-hitter and recorded a season-high 14 strikeouts. In the DIII World Series, Brown notched a second-round win over Northern Essex. He pitched five innings and recorded seven strikeouts in the 17-2 victory.

*Article courtesy www.NJCAA.org

  

June 5, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In conjunction with the NJCAA and Rawlings, the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced the 2014 ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA Players of the Year Thursday.

In Division I, it was El Paso (Texas) sophomore infielder Eudor Garcia who walked away with Player of the Year accolades. Des Moines Area (Iowa) sophomore outfielder Roman Collins claimed DII honors, while the DIII award went to freshman pitcher Daniel Brown of Tyler (Texas).

NJCAA Division III Player of the Year
Daniel Brown – Tyler (LHP / Fr.)


Anchoring Tyler's run to their second NJCAA DIII Baseball national championship, Daniel Brown was a stud for the Apaches this season. Despite making seven of his 13 starts against DI opponents – and two more against DII top 10 program LSU Eunice –Brown was sensational on the mound in his first season of college baseball.

At 10-1, the freshman hurler finished with the best record in the country and was one of only three DIII pitchers to reach the 10-win mark. Brown overcame the Apaches' tough schedule to compile a 1.76 ERA and baffled hitters with 87 strikeouts on the year – second most in the nation. The left-hander gave up just 36 hits in 71 and two-thirds innings of work in 2014. Against North Arkansas, Brown pitched a seven-inning no-hitter and recorded a season-high 14 strikeouts.

In the DIII World Series, Brown notched a second-round win over Northern Essex. He pitched five innings and recorded seven strikeouts in the 17-2 victory.

Receiving recognition for his exceptional play earlier this week, Brown was tabbed as an NJCAA first-team All-America selection Tuesday. It was also announced Thursday that he had earned the Spalding® NJCAA DIII Pitcher of the Year award.

After just one season at the two-year level, Brown is headed to the Southeastern Conference next season where he will take the mound for Mississippi State.
 
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