05/29/2019 4:18 PM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2019
GARY, IND. — The Gary SouthShore Railcats announced the signing of David Griffin on Wednesday. The right-hander will be active for tonight’s game in Winnipeg vs. the Goldeyes.
The Hanover, Mass. native will replace Will Savage on the active 23-man roster. Savage was placed on the Disabled List this afternoon, retroactive to Saturday’s game against Sioux Falls. The Infielder was hit by a pitch on the helmet and has been experiencing concussion like symptoms.
Griffin signed his first professional baseball contract with the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League on March 25 of this year. He reported for spring training on April 24 but was released by the team on May 4 before getting a chance to make his professional baseball debut.
Griffin played collegiately the past four years at Curry College in Milton, Mass. He went 19-15 in 46 appearances (33 starts) in his time with the Colonels and finished his college career with an impressive 2.08 ERA. Of his 33 starts, 18 of them were complete games (54.54%); which propelled Griffin to becoming a First Team All-Conference player in each of his last three seasons.
In the summer of 2017, Griffin played for the Brockton Rox of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. He racked up a 4-1 record with the Rox and finished the regular season with a 3.74 ERA, an 11.50 K/9 rate and a K/BB ratio of 2.87.
Gary is back in action tonight for game two of a six-game road trip that started in Winnipeg and ends in Kansas City. First pitch tonight vs. the Goldeyes is slotted for 7:00 p.m. The RailCats are back at the Steelyard on Monday to face the Chicago Dogs. Game one vs. the Dogs is a Metro Monday, meaning complimentary tickets at participating NW Indiana Metro by T-Mobile locations; a Meaty Monday, $2 hamburgers; and a Munster and Dyer Community Night, presented by Fifth Third Bank.
Ticket packages for the 2019 Gary SouthShore RailCats season are available online at railcatsbaseball.com and can also be purchased by calling the RailCats ticket line at (219) 882-BALL. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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