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Date: Jul 23, 2018
Written by Mike Glennon
Director of Broadcasting and Media
SANFORD – The Sanford Mainers are happy to announce a pitcher, catcher combo out of Vanderbilt University as the newest members of the 2018 Mainers roster. Freshman right handed pitcher Aaron Brown and freshman catcher Tyler Solomon should contribute right away to the pitching and back stop duties the Mainers will have this summer.
For a standout right handed pitcher who grew up only 25 minutes East of Nashville, TN, it didn’t take long for Brown to choose to take his talents to Vanderbilt.
Over his seven appearances of his collegiate career, Brown has only given up two runs, has struck out nine, with just two walks in nine innings pitched. He is 1-0 on the season with an ERA at 2.00 and an opponent’s batting average of just .250.
Ranked the 10th overall recruit in the state of Tennessee by Perfect Game for the class of 2017, Brown was an All-State pitcher who won the 2016 Junior SunBelt National Championship with Team Tennessee, which included four of his current Vanderbilt teammates.
For Solomon, a young catcher out of Haymarket, VA, he heads into his first season with the Commodores with high hopes that his great high school career will translate onto the diamond in Nashville.
He has seen limited action early in 2018 playing only five games; he doesn’t have a hit in only three plate appearances but has scored two runs for the Commodores. He also adds two putouts behind the plate and owns a perfect fielding percentage.
Solomon had a high school career at Battlefield High School that earned him All-Region honors in every season he played, as well as a Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American Honorable Mention as a senior.
Standing at 6’4”, Solomon's "taller-than-usual" stature will allow him to cover more ground around the dish, a plus for Goodall Park's lengthy distance to the backstop.
With under two months until the start of the 2018 season, be sure to check out the full schedule and purchase your season tickets today. For any questions, please contact the Mainers office at (207) 324-0010 or via email at email@example.com.