December 15, 2022
Contact: Ashley Nylen
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 RailCats Sign Heidenfelder 

 Gary, IN – The Gary SouthShore RailCats have signed pitcher Adam Heidenfelder.  

Heidenfelder returns to Gary after a successful 2021 campaign where he went 5-4 with a 4.11 ERA in 16 appearances. He began the season as a reliever, but made the transition to the starting rotation. His 62 strikeouts were good for fourth among RailCats pitchers.  

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound righty had his contract transferred to the Chicago Cubs on June 23. At the time he was the third RailCat to have their contract transferred to an MLB team. He would spend about a month with the Cubs before returning to the RailCats roster. 

“Adam’s early success and rise in our staff led to his signing with the Cubs and we believe with another season under his belt, he can accomplish great things for the RailCats and his future,” said RailCats Manager, Greg Tagert. 

The Wantagh, New York native, played collegiately at Hofstra University and SUNY Old Westbury. In three seasons at SUNY Old Westbury he posted an 8-5 record with a 3.26 earned run average while holding opposing batters to a .235 average. He struck out 95 batters in 110.1 innings of work. 


The RailCats 2022 season begins at the Steel Yard on Friday, May 20 vs Lincoln Saltdogs. Season tickets packages and group outings for the 2022 season can be reserved by calling 219-882-2255 or emailing [email protected]