By NEMCC Media Relations
BOONEVILLE – Former Northeast Mississippi Community College Tiger Breland Brown continues to foster his baseball career.
Brown, a 5-9, 200-pound outfielder, joined the Missoula Osprey of the Rookie Pioneer League and immediately made a splash with the club.
In four games with the Osprey, Brown has a batting average and slugging percentage of .300 with an on-base percentage of .500.
Brown’s .800 On Base plus Slugging (OPS) of .800 is near tops of the organization.
In his third game with the team, Brown went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in helping the Osprey’s knock off Casper (Wyo.) 9-1 and Brown completed his hot series with a 1-for-2 performance against Casper just a day later as the Osprey’s starting left fielder.
Brown, a native of Hahnville, La., clocked time in the outfield at Harold T. White Field for the Tigers during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons.
During his two years with the Tigers, Brown hit .385 and was a threat on the bases swiping 41 bases during his time with Northeast.
Following his sophomore season with Northeast, Brown signed a free agent contract with the Houston Astros and has clocked time with the American Defenders of New Hampshire and the Evansville Otters.
In 2009, the outfielder had a .933 fielding percentage while playing for New Hampshire and Evansville and had six hits in 39 at bats while playing for both teams.
Brown’s time with New Hampshire of the Canadian-American Association and Evansville of the Frontier League prepared him for his next baseball adventure – a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants in January of 2010.
In October 2010, Brown signed a deal with the New York Yankees before making his way to the desert.