UCLA's Charles Brewer Named to EA Sports All-American Baseball First Team
July 20, 2006
Los Angeles - UCLA incoming freshman Charles Brewer was named to the EA Sports All-American Baseball First Team, EA Sports announced on Wednesday, July 19. The annual EA Sports All-American Team is selected by editors of Student Sports, which have compiled national rankings in numerous sports for more than 15 years.
Brewer was most recently named the Big School Player of the Year by the Arizona Repbulic and Player of the Year by the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association (AZBCA). Brewer was the only first-team selection by EA Sports not selected in the first three rounds of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound right-handed pitcher capped an 18-0 career with an 11-0 senior season. A three-year varsity player for the four-time state champion Chaparral High School baseball team, Brewer posted a 1.51 earned-run average in 2006.
The Scottsdale, Ariz., native was used both as a starter and as a closer by head coach Jerry Dawson. Brewer led a deep staff that was the primary reason Chaparral won its fourth-consecutive Class 4A state championship and once again ranked among the nation's top teams.
In 2005, the right-hander posted an 8-0 record with a 0.80 ERA, three saves and 62 strikeouts in 45 innings. Brewer, a 2005 All-State and All-Region honoree, was named by Baseball America as a top-100 prospect in 2006. He will report to UCLA in the fall of 2006.