The Cleveland Comets used the 20th overall pick in the 2018 National Pro Fastpitch draft to select Devin Brown, a right-handed pitcher from the University of South Alabama.
Brown, a native of Mobile, Ala., signed with the team last week. She left quite a legacy at South Alabama.
She closed out her collegiate career ranked first in most career strikeouts per seven innings (9.71), most career strikeouts (934), and most career shutouts (32), second in lowest career opponent’s batting average (.174), most career wins (69), career saves (8), complete games (77) and third in career innings pitched (733).
Brown joined fellow Comets draftee Randi Rupp on the Sun Belt Conference’s First Team this spring. She was a three-time first team all-conference selection and also earned Sun Belt Conference academic awards.
She was equally as dominant at Theodore High School, where she was twice named all-state and holds several school records including the lowest ERA, highest winning percentage, most strikeouts in a career and a single game and most innings pitched. She also holds the school records for most home runs hit in a career.
Brown also played volleyball and basketball in high school.
Learn more about Devin Brown:
How old were you when you started playing softball and why did you stick with it?
“I was four-years-old and I have always loved the game,” Brown said. “I started pitching at nine and loved it even more.”
- Bats: Right
- Throws: Right
- Birthday: September 11
- Instagram: dbsoftball12
- Twitter: dbsoftball12
- Special Skill (other than softball): Painting and Glass Blowing
- Second Favorite Sport: Volleyball
- Favorite Food: Pasta
- Favorite Singer/Group: Adele
- Favorite Athlete: Jennie Finch
- Last Book You Read: Wuthering Heights
- Favorite Quote: “If you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life thinking it’s stupid,” ~Albert Einstein
Did you know?
As a high school junior, Brown once struck out 31 batters in a 17-inning win over Saraland, which tied for the second-most strikeouts in a game in Alabama high school history.