July 5, 2013 – New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) Holyoke Blue Sox HOLYOKE, MA – The Holyoke Blue Sox, proud members of the NECBL, announced
the addition of a new pitcher to the team’s roster, right-hander Nick
Sanchez out of Lakewood CA and El Camino College-Compton Center.
Sanchez, a sophomore for the Tartars, provides a dominant right arm for
the rotation in Holyoke. In the South Coast Conference during the 2013
season, Sanchez went 10-3 with a 3.32 ERA over 95 innings, fanning 78 with
54 walks. Opponents hit just .207 off of him, and five times he went the
distance in a game, including a five-hit shutout of East Los Angeles.
“[Sanchez] will be an exciting player to watch,” Blue Sox President Clark
Eckoff said. “He has a live arm, 94-95 MPH, and a great makeup…[he was]
recruited by the University of Miami.”
All of this suggests that Sanchez will come right in and be effective for
a Blue Sox rotation that currently sits 7th in the league in team ERA at
Sanchez is eligible to pitch in tonight’s game at the Keene Swamp Bats;
the team’s next home game is Saturday July 6 in an exhibition against the
Canadian National Team, and the next home NECBL game is Tuesday July 9
against the Swamp Bats.
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