Kevin Brown Takes One for the Record Book

Senior second baseman Kevin Brown took one for the team in Saturday’s doubleheader at Marietta College and earned another spot in the Baldwin-Wallace College baseball record book.

Brown was hit by a pitch from Marietta freshman Alex Sedam during a six-run rally in the second inning of game two at Pioneer Park. It was the 11th time this season that the Yellow Jackets’ lead-off hitter has been caught by a pitcher, and it set a new school record. Brown has now been plunked 19 times in his career at B-W — another school record.

The career record had been held by two-time All–Mideast Region first baseman Pat Shannon, who was drilled 18 times from 2000 to 2003. Academic All–District IV third baseman Todd Bratz ’02 set the previous season record in 2002, when he was hit by a pitch 10 times.

Brown, who’s hitting .319 with a .496 on-base percentage, leads the Ohio Athletic Conference in the hit by pitch category. He’s also tops in the league with 35 runs scored and third with 23 walks.

[ B-W Baseball Batting & Baserunning Records ]

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