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Former Salem star Brown having big summer

Jarrett Brown is having himself a nice summer on the baseball diamond. The former Salem star, playing for the Home Plate Chukars in the Sun Belt summer wood bat league, has been one of the team's top pitchers. Brown, a rising sophomore at the University of Georgia, has appeared in five games and allowed just two earned runs in 10 innings pitched (1.80 ERA).

Brown has relied heavily on the strikeout this summer. The southpaw has 16 strikeouts and just two walks, while surrendering only six hits for the Chukars, who played Tuesday and close their regular season hosting the Douglasville Bulls in Peachtree City at 7:15 p.m. and Thursday travel to Douglasville for the season finale at 7:15 p.m.

It's expected to be a big season in 2013 for Brown at Georgia. As a freshman, he appeared in 15 games out of the bullpen and allowed five earned runs in 12 innings pitched (3.65 ERA) for the Bulldogs, who finished 31-26.Two camps coming to RYSALocal soccer players still have two chances to participate in preseason camps at the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association. The Academy Preseason Camp, for players aged 9 through 12, will run from July 30 through August from 6 until 8 p.m., while the Select Preseason Camp (for ages 13 through 19), will run from Aug. 6 through 10 also from 6 until 8 p.m. During the select camp, the 14-under girls will train from 5 to 7 p.m., while the 19-under girls will train from 7 to 9 p.m.

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