The Moose Jaw Miller Express are getting set for a new season and have added three new faces to their roster.
The Moose Jaw Miller Express announced the signing of three more imports for the upcoming Western Major Baseball League Season.
Catcher Dustin Hughes, pitchers Trevor Barrow and David Born will be making the long trip north to Moose Jaw.
The 2007 season marks the second year in a Millers uniform for catcher Dustin Hughes. Hughes, a product of Walnut, California, played in 16 games last year for Moose Jaw. He hit .211 in 57 plate appearances, as well as posted an impressive .976 fielding percentage. Hughes was hit by a pitch June 25th against Lethbridge, and suffered a hand injury which kept him out of the lineup for the rest of the summer.
"We are happy to have Dustin behind the plate again this season," Millers President Darryl Pisio said. "Dustin is a competitor and very intense every time he steps onto the ball diamond. He calls a great game and brings a wealth of experience to our organization," Pisio added.
Trevor Barrow, 6'0" 180lbs from Benicia, California, joins the Millers from Diablo Valley College in California. Barrow, a right-handed pitcher, has put up impressive numbers so far with the DVC Vikings. The freshman leads the Vikings with a 7-1 record and three saves in 15GP. He's posted a 2.31ERA, and leads the Vikings with 38 strikeouts in 62.1innings.
"We're thrilled to have Trevor coming north this summer," remarked Director of Player Personnel Cory Olafson. "Trevor has put up some big numbers down south and we're looking for him to do the same for us. If Trevor pitches the way that we know he can, he'll give us the opportunity to win every time he steps onto the mound. Plus, he's a guy that we could use in crunch time, to come out of the bullpen in a closer role if need be," added Olafson.
Rounding out the trio is left-handed pitcher David Born. Born is a 6'2", 183lbs sophomore out of Sacramento City College. Born is 2-1 in eight starts this season, posting a 3.82ERA, striking out 37 and walking 15 in 35.1 innings.
"David has caught the eye of some major league scouts and they all say the same thing, he can pitch," said Olafson. "Finding quality lefties that can compete at this level is a tough task, and we feel that David can be very effective," Olafson added.
Hughes, Barrow, and Born will be with the Millers when they open the season May 30th in Weyburn.