RiverHawks sign pitcher from Ohio State
Online Staff Report
LOVES PARK, Ill. — The Rockford RiverHawks added a left-handed pitcher to their bullpen Tuesday, June 12, signing former Ohio State Buckeye Andrew Armstrong.
Armstrong was drafted out of Turner Ashby High School by the Atlanta Braves in the 45th round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft, but elected to attend Ohio State.
As a Buckeye, Armstrong amassed a record of eight wins and eight losses and an ERA of 6.39. During his first two seasons at Ohio State, Armstrong started 14 games out of his 23 appearances.
In 2010, Armstrong received a medical redshirt and used the season to rehabilitate his left shoulder after surgery in the summer of 2009.
In his first year after the redshirt, Armstrong was a workhorse, leading the Big Ten with 33 appearances, all out of the bullpen. Armstrong again led the Big Ten in appearances this past spring, coming out of the bullpen 36 times for the Buckeyes.
Armstrong struck out an average of one batter per inning through his senior season.
A spot was opened on the RiverHawks’ roster June 12 as a result of pitcher Nick Sarianides being placed on the suspended list because of breaking team rules.
The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, an independent professional baseball league in its 20th season. Games are broadcast live on NTA-FM (100.5 FM). Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit www.rockfordriverhawks.com.
Posted June 12, 2012
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