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RailCats sign RHP Myers to first professional contract

08/07/2017 4:00 PM -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (August 7, 2017)
Contact: Austin Anderson
219-882-BALL Ext. 229

GARY, Ind. The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Samuel Myers to his first professional contract. Myers played collegiately at Division-I Cal State-Northridge for his junior and senior seasons. He transferred to CSUN from Central Arizona College, where he contributed to a conference championship in 2014.

During his senior season, Myers where he was 9-6 with a 3.49 career ERA during his junior and senior seasons.  During his senior season, Myers made 14 starts and 15 total appearances as he logged 90.1 innings of work and striking out 85 batters. His opponents’ batting average in 2017 was a mere .222. On May 21, Myers struck out seven batters in 6.2 innings to get the win against the 13th-ranked team in the nation, Cal State-Fullerton.

Myers replaces left-handed pitcher Carlos Diaz on the roster as Diaz’s contract was sold to the Miami Marlins organization on Monday. Diaz will report to the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Florida State League, the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Marlins.

Gary begins a three-game series vs. St. Paul on Monday night at 7:10 p.m. Aryton Costa (0-0, 6.00) opposes Saints’ right-hander Jason Hoppe (0-0, 6.32) in the series opener.

Monday’s game is All You Can Eat Night and another MetroPCS Monday. Stop by the RailCats Box Office and purchase an $8.00 wristband good for All You Can Eat hot dogs, popcorn and peanuts all around the ballpark. Don’t forget to your local Northwest Indiana MetroPCS for a reserved seat ticket voucher on every MetroPCS Monday.

Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9FM) and online at railcatsbaseball.com. Fans can purchase tickets for RailCats home games by calling (219) 882-BALL or online at railcatsbaseball.com. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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