Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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August 7, 2013

For the love of the game


Aug. 7, 2013 —

“You get so much variety,” Brown said. “I know people from all across the country and it’s a great way to network and get better at baseball.”

Brown added: “It gets pretty intense. The pitching is so good and you definitely have to adjust to it. It’s a lot different in Eastern Kentucky but it’s helping me grow.”

His dad, West Carter Baseball Coach Brian Brown, has enjoyed watching him grow up on the diamond.

“It’s real exciting,” Brian Brown said. “Peyton has played since he was 4 years old. We’ve put in a lot of time in helping him out. And it’s been a lot of fun.”

The odds of reaching the major leagues is insurmountable but with the work ethic and talent that Brown has, it is not out of the question to see him playing at the highest level possible.

“I definitely want to play in the major leagues,” Brown said. “I know I have a lot of work to do but I think I can put in the hard work.”

“He has a lot of fun with it,” Brian Brown said. “Whether he has a great game or a good game, Peyton doesn’t dwell on it. He puts in the effort to be the best he can be and he’s so young. He and the rest of our guys wants to make West Carter baseball respectable. We want to earn respect and hopefully win a regional title.”

Brown is considered by some as a “five tool player.” He can field, hit, run, hit for power and average and throw the baseball.

“The success comes with it,” Brown said. “Everyone talks about hitting btu the speed is what everyone looks for. Everyone talks about how they can teach you how to hit and field but they can’t teach you how to run. That’s what everyone thinks is good about me.”

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