Brian Brown, a Glenmoore native and Coatesville High School graduate, was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball Draft this week.
Brown, a senior pitcher at N.C. State who was recently named the Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year, was drafted 280th overall. He finished this season with a 7-2 record and 2.74 ERA for the Wolfpack.
The 6-foot-0 southpaw started 16 games on the mound this spring and 61 for his collegiate career to break N.C. State’s record for career starts.
“I’ve been at the top of my game all year,” Brown told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “(But) I’m always working on my fastball command. That’s the No. 1 thing I need, and my changeup, my best pitch, it can always get better, too.”
The Wolfpack ended the season 42-18 after a loss to Auburn in the NCAA Tournament.