UCLA's Brewer, Brooks Selected to Baseball America's Top-50 Freshman List

Jan. 19, 2007

Los Angeles - Baseball America has rated UCLA freshmen pitchers Charles Brewer and Gavin Brooks as the No. 15 and 25 incoming freshmen, respectively, in the nation. Brewer, the 2006 Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year, emerged from fall workouts as one of the Bruins' top starting pitchers. Brooks, an AFLAC All-America selection, is among several pitchers working for a spot in the starting rotation.

Brewer is slated to begin the 2006 season as the Bruins' No. 2 pitcher. The Paradise Valley, Ariz., resident compiled a 33-0 record in four years at Chaparral High School, including a 19-0 mark as a three-year varsity letterwinner. Brewer capped his senior season with an 11-0 record, including a 1.51 ERA and four saves as both a starter and closer.

An 18th-round selection in the 2006 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Brewer earned EA Sports first-team All-America honors and Louisville Slugger All-America accolades as a senior. The Chaparral High standout also was named the 2006 Arizona 4-A Region Student Sports Player of the Year.

Brooks, a 6-foot-3-inch left-handed pitcher, will compete for a spot in the starting rotation this spring. A powerful two-way player at Rancho Buena Vista High School, Brooks was a 2005 AFLAC All-America selection. The Vista, Calif. native pitched eight scoreless innings as a senior, totaling 12 strikeouts and allowing just two hits. He posted a .375 batting average and a .573 on-base percentage with two home runs, 11 RBI and 24 runs scored as a senior.

A talented scholar-athlete, Brooks earned San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic accolades with a 4.1 GPA as a junior and a 4.2 GPA as a senior. He was ranked the No. 33 prospect among the top-100 high school seniors in 2006 by teamonebaseballl.com.

No. 13 UCLA opens its 2007 season against No. 23 Winthrop on Friday, Feb. 2 at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Game time is 6 p.m.


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Tuesday, Mar 29
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
L, 7 - 14
Friday, Apr 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 1 - 9
Saturday, Apr 02
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 2 - 8
Sunday, Apr 03
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 5
Tuesday, Apr 05
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Apr 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 1 - 0
Saturday, Apr 16
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 7 - 8
Sunday, Apr 17
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 4 - 7
Tuesday, Apr 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
W, 10 - 6
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 1
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at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
L, 7 - 10
Friday, Apr 29
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 9
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at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 10 - 3
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at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
W, 11 - 10
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vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, May 07
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 08
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Tuesday, May 10
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, May 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 5
Saturday, May 14
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Sunday, May 15
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9
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vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, May 20
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 12
Saturday, May 21
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 2
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vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 10
Friday, May 27
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1
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at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
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at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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