Import Update – Tim Brown


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Tim Brown continues to perform at an extraordinary level in professional baseball after he dominated the Div 2 competition here in Victoria last season with the Big Cats.

In his 7th season in pro ball Tim has returned to play with the Wichita Wingnuts in the American Association of Professional Baseball, one of the more respected independent leagues with 13 teams spread throughout the USA mid West from South in Texas on the Mexican border to Winnipeg in the North, just over the Canadian border.

The Wingnuts enjoyed championship success last season with Tim as one of the best performed pitchers in the league where his 10 wins and an era of just over 3 ranked him in the top couple of pitchers in the league, throwing just 19 walks in over 129 innings, this is a league with many former and future major leaguers as well as many successful players from our own ABL and also current home to former Big Cats Freddy Flores (Amarillo) and Mitch Glasser (Joplin). This year Tim has already posted some solid number going 4-1 with an era under 3 and continuing the stellar form he displayed over the summer season in Australia.

After a standout college career at Pittsburg State University where he still holds several career records he has enjoyed plenty of wins with Lincoln Saltdogs, Grand Prairie Airhogs and Wichita Wingnuts in the American Association as well as 2 seasons in the Frontier League with the Gateway Grizzlies where he was an imposing 25 -5 and managed to throw a complete game no hitter in 2013.

It was no surprise that Tim enjoyed a championship year with the Big Cats as success seems to follow him as reward for his hard work with championships at Lincoln, Grand Prairie and Wichita before coming to Melbourne and enjoying the spoils with his Springvale teammates.

Tim’s stats with the Big Cats were almost unbelievable 109.67 innings 50 k’s and only 19 bb, and a minuscule 0.66 era. It was little surprise and just reward when he was awarded Div 2 pitcher of the year at the recent baseball Victoria awards night.

Unfortunately Tim won’t be returning to the Big Cats next year, preferring to play back in Adelaide where he spent the 2 previous seasons before gracing the mound at K H Wearne field. The club wishes Tim all the best for the current campaign and for the upcoming year in South Australia.

For anyone interested you can listen to Tim and the Wingnuts each day on 92.7 KWME and are generally on around 10.00 am and make good listening at work.