Division II Baseball Team
Benedict Baseball Player Selected For All-Region Honors
[Columbia, SC] Aldrando “Tampa” Brewington, native of Tampa, Florida, and former Benedict College baseball player has been selected to the 2004 National Collegiate Athletic Associations ALL-SOUTH REGION TEAM. The American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods selected the team. Brewington was among eight other Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association athletes represented throughout the 1st and 2nd team. Other SIAC schools represented were Paine College, Albany State University, and Tuskegee University.
Before the 2004 season, Brewington’s primary position was 1st base. Under the helms of new head coach, Derrick Johnson, the 6’3 220 pounder was moved to the outfield (Right Field) early on in the season. “Tampa”, who at the time was a senior, ended his college career with a spectacular season. At the plate he hammered a total of 46 hits out of 107 at bats. He played in every game and drove in a total of 26 runs. He also recorded 6 doubles, 2 triples and 6 home runs.
Brewington who is a 2004 graduate of the college is now living in Tampa, Florida and teaching in the Florida Public School system. However, his dream of playing major league baseball has not yet ended. During the 2004 season he sparked the interest of many major league teams such as the Atlanta Braves, Sandiego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, Anaheim Angels, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Presently he is continuously attending work-outs/try-outs with some of the clubs.
For more information on Benedict College Baseball contact head coach Derrick Johnson in the Office of Sports Information at (803) 733-7421 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.