|Brisbane Bandits – No. 21|
11 May 1982 |
|11 November, 2010, for the Brisbane Bandits|
|Runs batted in||15|
|Career highlights and awards|
Dutton made his debut in the 2003 Claxton Shield with the Queensland Rams, batting .333 at second base. In 2004, he played with Creighton University and hit .325 and improved to .335/.377/.459 in his second season at Creighton. Brad then starred in the 2006 Claxton Shield, going 15 for 28 (.536) for Queensland with 3 doubles, a triple and home run in 6 games steering Queensland to a Claxton Shield win and a Helms Award.
In 2006, he played for the Rockford RiverHawks in the independent Frontier League and hit .217/.269/.286. In the 2007 Claxton Shield, he was less impressive batting at a .292/.292/.333 clip for Queensland. He returned to Rockford for the summer and batted .288/.370/.384 in 83 games. This included a 20 steals in 26 attempts.
For the 2008 Claxton Shield with the Rams, Dutton hit .310/.420/.429 in 12 games and stole 4 bases in 4 tries. He played for the Australia national baseball team in the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament, replacing Reading Phillies shortstop, Brad Harman while he was busy at spring training. Unfortunately in his national debut, Dutton was just 2 for 19 with three errors as Australia failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics.
Dutton returned to Rockford for a third season in 2008 and batted .311, narrowly missing out on the top 10 in the Frontier League for average. For 2009, Brad signed with the Gauting Indians in Germany. He debuted in the Bundesliga on 5 April, going 4 for 8 with a run, double, 2 RBI and a steal.
- Rapids may lose Dutton, Pine Rivers Press