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Tennessean: Lipscomb ace Rex Brothers delivers with strong arm
Rex Brothers
Rex Brothers

Friday, May 01, 2009

Rex Brothers' dreams and explosive fastball were too big for the tiny high school he attended as a sophomore.

As difficult as it was to leave behind childhood friends, he transferred from Class A Community High School to AAA Shelbyville, where the competition on the diamond was far more intense.

"Community is a great school and there's a lot of good people there,'' Brothers said. "But I thought if I ever wanted to pursue a baseball career, transferring to a bigger school was the best thing to do."

It turned out to be a smart move.

A little more than a month before the Major League Baseball Draft, the left-handed junior pitcher is right where he hoped to be.

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