Dahlson Brown has been playing baseball since he was 6, and now he’ll get to play a bit longer.
The Bryan County senior signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play for Limestone College.
“I’ve been throwing a ball since I was about 3, but I started playing organized baseball at 6,” he said. “It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.”
Redskins Coach Jason Roundtree called it “a sad day for me but a happy day for the Brown family,” noting that Dahlson is just the second player he has ever coached to start every game on varsity all four years of high school.
Brown was voted second-team All-Region in Region 2-AA this season, going 5-3 as a pitcher with a 2.18 ERA. He struck out 60 batters in 54 innings as the Redskins became the first Bryan County squad to win 20 games in three decades.
Limestone, located in Gaffney, S.C., is a Division II program that competes in the Conference Carolinas. The Saints went 20-29 overall and 10-14 in their conference this spring. The very first coach in the program’s history was Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry.
“They were one of the first schools that started recruiting me and showed interest all the way,” Brown said. “When I visited, I just got a warm feeling and knew it was the right fit.”
Brown, who intends on majoring in sports management, said the Limestone coaches told him he will pitch and play first base.”