Adelanto, California | Adelanto Stadium
High Desert Yardbirds rightfielder Shane Brown is the “elder statesman” on the Pecos League ballclub–he played two seasons of AA in the New York Yankees organization. Shane Brown promises to deliver when High Desert hosts the Monterey Amberjacks in the Yardbirds franchise home opener, June 6, at Adelanto Stadium.
The High Desert Yardbirds are a Professional Baseball Team in the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs. High Desert is a name used to define geographic areas of southern California deserts that are above 2,000 feet (609.9m), and below 4,000 feet (1219.2m) in altitude. The High Desert generally refers to areas of the Mojave Desert. The term “High Desert” is used commonly by the news media, especially in weather forecasts, because of the high desert’s unique and moderate weather patterns compared to its low desert neighbors. High Desert has also been incorporated into the names of businesses and organizations in these areas.
Shane Brown Bio
Prior to UCF: Lettered three seasons at Winter Park High School for head coach Bob King…Named the team MVP as a senior, and was honored with the Charlie McAllister Award for leadership…Finished career with a .347 average, scoring 62 runs and collecting 15 doubles, three triples and seven homers…Had a .337 average during the final season at Winter Park, driving in 28 runs and recording three homers…As a junior, notched a .347 batting average with 20 RBI and three home runs…Batted .357 as a sophomore, driving in 11 runs and scoring 14 times…Named a 2006 Puma All-American by Team One and Baseball Factory…Played for the Florida Bandits 2005 showcase travel team.
2010 (Senior): Drafted in the 23rd round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees…Was one of 30 national candidates for the Lowe[apos]s Senior CLASS Award…Selected as a Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball and Ping!Baseball All-American, earning a spot on the Third Team by each organization…Named to the All-C-USA First Team…Also selected to the SEBaseball.com All-C-USA First Team…Finished career with a .363 batting average, the sixth-highest in UCF history…In 2010, set a program record with 22 HBP while his .428 average at the plate ranked as the fourth-best in a single-season at UCF…Amassed 89 hits, 25 doubles, 10 homers, 58 runs, 43 RBI, 144 total bases, a .692 slugging percentage, a .541 on-base percentage, a 1.233 OPS and 34 walks compared to 19 strikeouts…Placed 18th in the nation in batting average, while also ranking 12th in doubles per game and fourth in OBP…Led UCF with a .402 average in C-USA games, banging out 14 doubles with a .701 slugging percentage…Spent time in the No. 3 hole in the lineup until finishing as UCF primary leadoff batter…Ended his career on a 14-game hitting streak…Combined to go 7-for-14 with six doubles, a homer and nine runs in the Tulane series (5/20-22)…In the finale vs. ECU (5/16), went 2-for-2 with three RBI, four runs, a HR, a BB and two HBP…Drove in a pair on two hits in each of the first two games vs. ECU (5/14-15)…Cranked out three hits with a double and a stolen base vs. Memphis (5/2)…Was 4-for-9 with three homers, six walks and just one strikeout in the Marshall series (4/23-25)…Amassed two hits, two runs and a RBI vs. B-CU (4/21)…Banged out two hits and scored twice vs. Rice (4/17)…Fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle vs. Stetson (4/13)…Had three hits in the series finale at USM (4/11)…Strung together a 12-game hitting streak from March 17-April 3…Drove in three on a pair of hits at USF (4/6)…Posted two hits in each of the first two games with UAB (4/2-3)…Collected three hits, a RBI and a run at B-CU (3/31)…Scored three runs on two hits and a walk vs. B-CU (3/30)…Was 6-for-11 with a .545 average in the series at Houston (3/26-28)…Homered in a 2-for-3 game with two HBP at Miami (3/23)…Went 7-for-11 with nine runs, six RBI, a HR and four HBP in the Hartford series (3/13-14)…Notched at least two hits in eight-straight games (2/26-3/7) during a nine-game hitting streak…Crushed a three-run homer in a two-hit game vs. UNF (3/3)…Cranked out four hits with two runs vs. Duquesne (3/2)…Finished the Siena series (2/26-28) by going 6-for-13 with two doubles and four RBI…Homered in his first at-bat of the year, and went 2-for-3 with two RBI vs. Savannah State (2/19).
2009 (Junior): Drafted in the 47th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees…All-C-USA Second Team honoree…Paced the UCF offense with a .341 average, 73 hits, 20 doubles and a .431 on-base percentage…Also amassed 39 runs, 44 RBI, six homers and 16 HBP…Recorded 18 multi-hit and 14 multi-RBI games…Went 6-for-10 with the bases loaded…Played several positions including third base, second base, catcher and the corner outfield spots…Perfect at the plate vs. VCU (Feb. 22), going 4-for-4 with five RBI, four runs scored, a double and a homer…Banged out two hits in each of the first two games at LSU (Feb. 27-28)…Went on a 22-game hitting streak and hit .386 from March 4 to April 7, the second-longest streak in UCF history…Was 2-for-2 from the leadoff spot with a double, two HBP, a RBI and a run vs. Hartford (March 14)…Racked up five RBI with two hits and two runs, including the go-ahead three run homer, vs. Hartford (March 15)…Amassed four hits, including a double and a homer, while driving in three vs. JU (March 24)…Pounded out four hits with a double, HR, two RBI and three runs vs. UNF (April 1)…Posted at least two hits in six-consecutive outings April 21-29…Doubled twice with two RBI vs. Stetson (April 21)…Named the C-USA Hitter of the Week as well as the CBN Louisville Slugger, the NCBWA Pro-Line Athletic and the CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Hitter of the Week after reaching base 18-straight times April 21-26, going 13-for-18 in those four games for a .722 average, 1.333 slugging, .783 on-base and a 2.116 OPS…In the UAB series alone (April 24-26), he got on base 17 of 18 times, going 11-for-13 with a .846 average, while posting a 1.538 slugging, .889 on-base, and 2.427 OPS…Got on base all eight times at UAB (April 24), going 5-for-5 with two HBP and a walk while also posting two doubles and a homer…Was 4-for-5 with three RBI, three runs and a homer at UAB (April 26)…Went 4-for-8 with two doubles in two games vs. USF (April 28-29).
2008 (Sophomore): Led the Knights in numerous offensive categories, including batting average (.367), homers (nine), RBI (49), total bases (103), slugging (.609), on-base percentage (.447), OPS (1.056), sac flies (seven) and hit by pitches (14)…Sacrifice flies are tied for fifth in single-season history and HBP are seventh on the charts…Scored 39 runs, belted 14 doubles and stole two bases..Collected 14 two-out RBI, 16 multi-RBI games and grabbed the RBI 19 out of 20 times when faced with a runner at third and less than two outs…Started the year at first base for the injured Kiko Vazquez and went on to start 32 games at the position before switching over to third to end the year…Posted a fielding percentage of .985…Hit safely in first 12 games of the year…Batted .500 in the FAMU series (Feb. 22-24) by going 6-for-12 at the plate with five runs scored, three doubles and seven RBI…Drove in two key runs in the seventh inning vs. Missouri (Feb. 25)…Crushed first collegiate homer against JU (March 4), which tied the game at 4-4 in the seventh…Recorded a three-run homer vs. Monmouth (March 7)…Notched three hits and two RBI against Monmouth (March 8)…Combined to go 5-for-6 with six runs scored, four RBI and a two-run homer in the DH vs. Siena (March 15)…Posted three hits, two doubles and three RBI against Siena (March 16)…Blasted out three hits with a double and three RBI at FGCU (March 26)…Homered against ECU (March 29)…Missed 10 games April 6-20 due to an injury…Crushed two solo homers vs. UAB (May 9), the first tied it at 11-11 in the eighth and the second even it up at 12-12 in the 10th…Went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the outing vs. the Blazers…Had two hits and a run vs. Clemson (May 16)…Spanked two home runs in a three-hit game vs. Clemson (May 17)…Doubled in a two-hit game with a run vs. Southern Miss in the C-USA Championship (May 21)…Drilled a two-run homer in a two-hit game at Tulane in the C-USA Championship (May 23).
2007 (Freshman): Racked up a .267 batting average with 16 runs scored and 12 RBI…Also had four sacrifice bunts, four doubles and a triple…Made 12 starts at catcher, seven at DH and five at third base, while seeing time in 38 total games…Had a 2-for-3 affair with a double and a run scored in the C-USA Championship vs. Rice (May 23)…Doubled and walked at ECU (May 12)…Drove in a run on a pinch-hit single vs. Stetson (May 2)…Connected for two hits and a run scored at Florida (April 10)…Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored at USF (April 3)…Recorded a hit and a RBI vs. Harvard (March 26) and UAB (March 30)…Cranked out two hits vs. Houston (March 24)…Was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored vs. Rutgers (March 18)…Notched a base hit and scored a run vs. Rutgers (March 16)…Drilled a three-run triple in the second inning vs. Army (March 13)…Went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored against UMass (March 11)…Walked, stole a base and scored a run vs. Northeastern (March 7)…Singled in a run and scored the game-winning run vs. Monmouth (March 3)…Gave UCF the walk-off win over Michigan (Feb. 27), singling with the bases loaded in the 10th inning…Started at third base at LSU (Feb. 25), and connected for the game-winning RBI in the eighth inning…Came off the bench to go 2-for-3 with a double and a run against Maryland (Feb. 16).