Reagan Baseball alumni Porter Brown, class of 2018, made his impact on the Reagan fields and continues to do so for Texas Christian University (TCU). During his Reagan days, he was a key member of the state runner-up teams in 2017 and 2018 and was named to the State All-Tournament teams both years. He was also selected to play on the National Team in the Future Star Series and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2017 WWBA 17U National Championship. At TCU, he’s also had notable achievements including the 2019 Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team and Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. CLICK HERE to check out all of Porter’s TCU highlights!
Porter shared his thoughts with us about his journey from Reagan to TCU:
Q: What is your major at TCU?
A: I’ll be a Junior this year majoring in Neuroscience.
Q: What has been your most exciting moment in TCU Baseball?
A: I have two memorable moments. The first time I played for TCU as a Freshman at the MLB Collegiate Baseball Invitational in Arizona. Playing against college level competition for the first time as a Freshman was exciting. Another memorable time was when TCU played Texas A&M at Minute Maid Stadium. The crowd was crazy and the atmosphere was amazing. We lost 0-1, but it was an exciting and close game.
Q: What is the biggest difference between HS and college sports?
A: Balancing classes and baseball requires a lot of prioritizing and time management. During season, we have weights in the morning, attend class for several hours, and then we are back on the field for practice or games. Sometimes you get home from a game at 11:00 PM and you still have to stay up to study. Also, when we travel out of town and we’re missing entire days of classes, you have to communicate with your teachers and make sure you are keeping up with assignments. As athletes, we have access to tutors and academic coaches who make sure all the players are keeping up with classes. Another difference playing at the college level is the amount of knowledge you gain. I’ve played baseball my entire life, but I’m still learning new angles from my coaches and our Senior leaders.
Q: What has your experience been like during COVID-19?
A: I’ve been hitting every day at the Reagan cages with my dad. I also had to create a home gym for my weight workouts, since I didn’t want to risk going into a gym.
Q: Which Reagan tradition meant the most to you?
A: The Reagan Baseball team cheering in the dugouts was special. Also, looking back, I really appreciate all the pep rallies Reagan had.
Q: What advice would you give Rattlers who want to compete at the next level?
A: Keep working every day on your sport skills and your grades. Getting good grades will increase your opportunities for scouting and scholarships.
Many thanks Porter for sharing your journey from Reagan to TCU! All your Rattler fans are wishing you continued success! Go Horns!