Miners sign former Cardinal pitcher Daniel Calhoun | News
MARION, IL (KFVS) - The Southern Illinois Miners announced Tuesday they signed former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Daniel Calhoun.
Calhoun is a 6 foot, 3 inch, 220 pound left-handed starting pitcher entering his fourth year of professional baseball.
According to the Miners, in 2009 while pitching at Murray State Calhoun was named an All-American by collegebaseballinsider.com, Collegiate Baseball, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc. and Ping. He went 11-3 with a 2.32 era while leading the nation in the least number of walks per nine innings pitched.
"The reports I have from the Cardinals organization is that he is extremely competitive on the mound and is a supreme strike thrower," said Miners manager Mike Pinto. "There was a lot of interest by other teams in Daniel and we are excited that he wanted to play in Southern Illinois.”
Opening day for the Miners will be Friday, May 18.
For more information on Calhoun, the Miners or to buy tickets to a game, you can click here to visit the Miners website.
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