Saturday, February 19, 2005

UGAg Pitcher Uses Beaning to "turn the corner"

When Brooks Brown beaned Georgia Tech's Wes Hodges, it evidently was the start of getting his confidence back. Go figure:

Confidence also is a large part of Brown's repertoire, and that part of his game has increased in the past year. But it took one of the most unpleasant days in his career to help him turn the corner.

Brown accidently hit Georgia Tech's Wes Hodges in the jaw in a game last spring, causing blood to flow before the batter could reach the clubhouse.

"That bothered me, but it was just a pitch that got away," Brown said. "But I learned from Coach Thompson, and after we changed some mechanical things, everything just started coming together for me to the point that I am now."