LSU’s Jordan Brown

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 1, 2008


Sports Editor

Former Hahnville Tiger Jordan Brown brought his lively arm to the LSU rotation this past season, after two seasons at Meridian (Miss.) Junior College. His first year with the team was an eventful one, as he helped the Tigers to a school record 23 game winning streak and a trip to Omaha for the College World Series.

Brown, a junior, appeared in 20 games, starting 10, in 2008. In that time he went 5-0 for the Tigers, striking 59 batters in 66.2 innings and posting a 5.40 ERA. In SEC play, Brown’s ERA was second among LSU starters to only Ryan Verdugo (4.18 to 5.06) and struck out 30 batters in 32 innings.

At Meridian, Brown posted a 2.58 ERA in 2007 after posting a 2.44 mark in 2006. He struck out 83 batters in 76.1 innings in his two years there, while compiling a 7-6 record.

None of this can be too much of a surprise to those who watched him at Hahnville, where he earned All-State honors as a pitcher and a shortstop. He built an incredible 30-3 record as a starter with the Tigers, leading them to four district crowns. As a senior, he was 10-1 with a 0.38 ERA.

Brown has been drafted to the Major Leagues four times, and each time has elected to return to school. Earlier this year, the Chicago Cubs selected him in the 39th round. He was selected by Cincinnati in 2007 (45th round), Atlanta in 2006 (21st round) and by Tampa Bay in 2005 (31st round).