Tri-C’s Brock Begue defied the odds to become one of the nation’s top pitchers
A stroke and seizures ravaged Brock Begue’s body after birth. Doctors surveying the damage questioned whether he’d ever walk — and if he somehow did, they expected him to drag his right foot.
As for the boy’s right arm … well, doctors doubted it would ever function properly.
Nineteen years and a miracle later, that early prognosis seems hard to believe. Begue just completed a dominating season pitching for the baseball team at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
The freshman from North Canton stood among the national leaders with an 11-1 record, 2.07 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 69.2 innings for the Challengers. He also earned first team all-conference honors.
He accomplished all of that despite a numbness that continues to grip the right side of his body.
Sports reporter Lauren Brill recently chronicled Begue’s amazing story for WEWS/Channel 5. The segment aired earlier this week and is now posted on the station’s website.
May 31, 2018
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