Tigers face power pitcher

Published 8:07 am Friday, May 18, 2012

The Albert Lea baseball team had a rough night against Rochester Century on Thursday losing 4-0. The first time the teams faced each other this season was in April, and the Tigers came out victorious 12-10.

Tigers coach Joe Sczublewski said his team had their hands full with the Panthers’ pitcher Mitch Brown.

“He’s a power pitcher,” Sczublewski said. “He struck out 14 and has a very good fastball.”

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Sczublewski said there were more than 20 professional scouts at the game watching Brown.

On the speed gun, Brown’s pitchers were around 94 mph.

“He’ll be a high professional draft pick,” Sczublewski said.

As it stands, the Tigers are 10-8 overall and Century is 12-5.

Albert Lea will play a non-section, non-conference game tonight in New Richland at 6:30 p.m.

Their final section and conference game will be in Winona on Tuesday at 5 p.m.