Brownwood High School graduate Graylon Brown and the Angelo State Rams captured the university's third regional championship over the weekend in Grand Junction, Colo. and will compete in the NCAA Division II College World Series for the second year in a row.
The Rams (39-20) posted a 4-0 record at the tournament to become the only Division II baseball team in Texas or the Lone Star Conference to capture consecutive regional championships.
In Sunday's 9-2 clinching-win over No. 3 St. Edward's, Brown collected his third save of the tournament and 12th save of the season, matching his total from a year ago when he was a first-team all-conference selection. Brown, a senior, is the Lone Star Conference's career leader in saves with 29.
For the season, Brown owns a 6-6 record with a 2.09 ERA with 50 strikeouts and 15 walks over 64.2 innings.
Angelo State will face the winner of the Atlantic Regional — either No. 1 Millersville or No. 18 Mercyhurst — at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cary, N.C. The Rams have won 15 of their last 18 contests.