10 DeRon Brown
10 DeRon Brown
Birth Date: 02/17/1987
Height: 5-8
Weight: 180
Hometown: Galax, Va.
High School: Grayson County
Position: IF
Bats/Throws: R/R
Weapon: Jr.

COACH BARLOW SAYS: "DeRon is a solid defender and has great speed so if we can improve his hitting stroke, he could become an impact player for us in '08."

2008: appeared in 19 games and made 6 starts at second base...batted .227...had a clutch walk-off single in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Vassar (3/21)...went 2-for-3 with a run and a sacrifice bunt vs. UMass-Boston (5/1)...2-for-3 with a run and an RBI vs. Williams (5/3).

2007: appeared in 23 games and started 12...batted .200...led team in games as a substitute (11)...tied for 3rd on team in hit by pitch (4)...recorded first career hit and went 1-for-2 with a run scored vs. Middlebury (3/27)...recorded his first two career starts and combined to go 2-for-5 (3 R, 2 2B, BB, HPB, 2 SB) in a doubleheader vs. Colby (3/29)...went 2-for-5 with a run scored in a conference game vs. Clark (4/10)...came in as a replacement and went 1-for-3 with a run in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. WPI (4/14)...1-for-3 in a conference game vs. Clark (4/19)...went 1-for-2 (R, 2 HPB, SB) in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Worcester State (5/1)...came in as a replacement and went 1-for-2 vs. Newbury (5/4).

PERSONAL: son of Chris and Kim Brown...electrical engineering and computer science major...born on 2/17/87...named the Cincinnati Reds as his top Major League team and Ken Griffey Jr. as his favorite player...big fan of the Hurricanes of the University of Miami...favorite books are 1984 by George Orwell and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown...top movie is The Matrix Trilogy...also competes for MIT's football team as a running back.