LINCOLN – The Lincoln Saltdogs announced today that they signed left-handed pitcher Nick Hornbaker to a contract. Hornbaker takes the roster spot vacated by RHP Brian McAfee who had his contract purchased by the Seattle Mariners on Monday.
Hornbaker becomes just the second left-handed pitcher on the Saltdogs active roster. The 22-year-old finished his collegiate career this year and jumped right into the Pecos League. He played for the Santa Fe Fuego and posted a 2-0 record with a 3.20 ERA over 20 games. He recorded three saves while striking out 41 batters in 33.2 innings.
Hornbaker played at Lock Haven (Pennsylvania) University. He was 3-1 with a one save over 10 appearances in his senior year. He struck out 27 batters in 24.1 innings pitched for the Division Two school.
The Saltdogs (43-24) try to get a series-opening win against the Kansas City T-Bones tonight. First pitch is at 6:45 PM with coverage beginning at 6:15 PM on ESPN 1480 and saltdogs.com.
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