In 2018, TBC Eagles Baseball set a new team record for wins in a season, and Coach Jon Copeland is retooling after seeing off his first graduating class. That restructuring includes the signing of a left-handed pitcher who has a tendency to pick runners off base at a blazing pace, assuming they even get on base. Southpaw Justin Brooks joins the Eagles, and we will see him on the mound next spring.
Justin Brooks — Cape Coral, Florida
Justin is a graduate of Oasis Charter High School, where he played his freshman year on the JV team before his promotion to varsity as a sophomore under the direction of head coach Frank Haba. Justin is the son of Mr. John and Mrs. Tracey Brooks.
On the mound, Justin led Florida’s Class 4A, District 5 in pick-offs in 2018 with an incredible total of 16. As a senior, he compiled a 5-3 record and a minuscule 1.56 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 52.2 innings spread over 14 appearances. Though mainly a pitcher, he also hit a robust .308 and drove in seven runs in 39 at-bats.
Justin began playing baseball at age 5, starting in rec ball and Little League and eventually moving to travel ball. This past this summer, he pitched two complete games for Team Extreme in Perfect Game competition. The very athletic young man has also played football, soccer and hockey.
“I’m looking forward to meeting my professors and making new friends, becoming a part of the TBC community,” Justin stated when asked what he hopes to accomplish during his time at Trinity. After college, he plans to work in sports management. His life verse is Philippians 4:13, which says, “I can do all this through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Welcome to the Eagles and Trinity Baptist College, Mr. Justin Brooks.