At 14 in 1972, Brad joined his father, Jim and his brothers Lynn and Vaughn on the Scarth Suns fastball team playing in the Virden and District Centennial Fastball League.  He played 2nd base, shortstop and center field.  In 1976, he started pitching, and by 1978, he had become a sufficiently strong pitcher to allow the now Scarth Premiers to join the Brandon and District Centennial Fastball League.  Each year during 1979-83, he was awarded the league's Murray Chapman Top Pitcher Award and named the league's All-Star pitcher.  In 1982, the Dauphin Boulevards asked him to join them for the Westerns in Kelowna.  He pitched 57 consecutive innings for a team Bronze Medal and a personal tournament MVP Award.  Brad was a remarkable player and person.  He was repeatedly asked to join higher level teams, but he always graciously declined saying that would have left Scarth without a pitcher.  Brad was one class guy.  

Scarth Merchants 1983

Dauphin Herald September 8, 1982

Brandon Sun, July 25, 1980

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