GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2022
Contact: Ryan Zimmerman
Two More Pitchers Head to the South Shore
Gary, IN – The Gary SouthShore RailCats reinforced their already dominant pitching staff with the signings of Zach LeBlanc and Steven Colon.
LeBlanc, 26, makes his professional debut as a RailCat. Originally from Salem, Massachusetts, he pitched collegiately at Fisher College. Over his four years there, he emerged as the ace of the staff, going 26-9 with a 3.34 earned run average, 224 strikeouts, seven complete games, and an 8.41 strikeouts-per-nine innings ratio over his 239.2 innings pitched in 48 appearances.
Additionally, he spent time in the summer collegiate baseball ranks as a member of both the North Shore Navigators in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League and the Duluth Huskies in the Northwoods League.
Colon heads to The Steel Yard at just 21 years old, making him both the youngest player to ever take the field in franchise history and the first-ever player born in the 2000s.
After pitching at SUNY Sullivan, the Bronx, New York native began his career by joining the Skylands Cardinals in the All-American Baseball Challenge amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. From there, he moved on to the Washington Wild Things the next year where he dominated Frontier League hitters. Colon went 2-0 and worked a 2.70 ERA with 39 strikeouts in his 10 appearances spanning 36.2 innings. His efforts helped the Wild Things reach the Frontier League Championship Series where they lost in five games to the Schaumburg Boomers.
Most recently, Colon suited up for the Long Island Ducks in the Atlantic League earlier this year.