Brown wins Athlete of the Week

VILLA GROVE (WCIA) — Alex Brown is the WCIA 3 Athlete of the Week. The Villa Grove softball player is leading the Blue Devils in the circle and at the plate, helping the team punch its first ticket to the Final Four and state tournament in Peoria. Brown is 13-5 pitching while also sporting a .422 batting average for VG, throwing a complete game in the sectional before coming back in Monday’s super-sectional once again going the distance. Now AlWood awaits in the Class 1A state semifinals on Friday.

“I’m super excited, I mean I know we’re going to do good the next couple of days so I’m pretty excited about that,” Brown said. “For us as a team we’re just going to try and play loose and know what we know what to do and not to get so uptight because I know our team plays well loose and to have fun.”

Brown is now eligible for a $1,000 scholarship we’ll give away to one boy and one girl at the end of the school year. We’d love to hear from you if you know a deserving high school student who should be our next athlete of the week. Fill out the short nomination form here:

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