Pacific Baseball: J.B. Brown Named No. 9 Middle Infielder In The Nation By Rivals.com
Pacific second baseman J.B. Brown (Alvin, Texas) was named the ninth-best middle infielder in the nation by Rivals.com earlier this week.
A three-year starter for the Tigers, Brown currently leads the Tiger roster with his dazzling .436 batting average through 140 at-bats. Brown also leads the team with 61 hits and 82 total bases in the 2010 campaign. In 34 games played, the junior second baseman has connected for nine doubles this year, four homeruns and 22 RBI to help Pacific to its 22-13 overall record. The 22 wins are the most the Tigers have recorded since the 2006 season, when they tallied the second-consecutive 30-win season. Pacific also has 20 games remaining on the season in its quest to top the 2006 campaign.
Over the last season-and-a-half, Brown has started every game played, only sitting out one game in two years. Last season he started in all 53 of the Tigers' contests and in 2010, J.B. has already amassed 34 starts of Pacific's 35 total games on the season.
From the field, Brown leads the Tigers with 102 assists at second base, while notching 75 putouts of his own to record a .973 fielding percentage.
Brown is the first Tiger to be nationally-ranked by Rivals.com this season and becomes the second player to do so since senior Joe Oliveira (San Diego, Calif.) was named the ninth-best catcher in the nation prior to the start of the 2008 season.