LINCOLN — The Saltdogs re-signed former Lincoln Northeast standout and D-1 All-American RHP Travis Parker, who debuted as a true rookie at Haymarket Park in 2012.

Parker proved to be a tremendous asset in long relief last year, pitching at least three innings while allowing just one earned run on four different occasions.

Parker went 1-0 in 14 appearances for the Saltdogs in 2012. The 24-year old struck out 17 and walked 12 in 25 2/3 innings, posting a 5.96 ERA.

In his senior season for Saint Louis University last spring, Parker did not allow an earned run the entire year, spanning a school-record 27 appearances.

The Lincoln native went 3-1 with 12 saves and 32 strikeouts. Parker holds the Billikens all-time record with 22 career saves and finished his collegiate stint with a 1.61 ERA in 50 games.

Parker played his high school ball at Lincoln Northeast, where he earned first-team All-State honors his senior season and second-team All-State recognition for his junior campaign.

6-foot-4, Left-Handed Hitting Catcher to Lincoln

The Saltdogs also inked former Dodgers and White Sox minor league C Sean O’Connell Tuesday.

O’Connell, a 6-foot-4, left-handed hitting catcher, was originally selected by Chicago in the 15th round of the 2010 draft out of Chatsworth High School in Southern California.

The 21-year old has hit one home run with 11 RBI in 119 at-bats over his first three professional seasons.