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Pitcher Marsh Signs Free Agent Contract with New York Yankees
Former Liberty pitcher Matt Marsh has signed a free agent contract with the New York Yankees organization.
Marsh was a key member of the Liberty bullpen in his final season at Liberty this past spring. The senior right-hander posted a 2-0 record with 0.46 ERA and three saves in 20 appearances during 2014. The senior struck out 41 and walked eight batters over 39 innings, all in relief. Not only did he record the lowest ERA of his three seasons with the Flames this past spring, but he reached career season highs in appearances, innings pitched, saves and strikeouts.
After allowing runs in his first appearance of the season on Feb. 18, Marsh did not give up a run the rest of the year. Over his final 19 appearances of 2014, the right-hander pitched 37 2/3 scoreless innings.
In three seasons at Liberty, the Knoxville, Tenn., native posted a 4-1 record with 1.53 ERA and three saves in 33 appearances. In 64 2/3 innings, he struck out 77 and walked 15 batters.
Yesterday, Liberty, who posted a 41-18 record in 2014, had four players selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. Infielder Ryan Seiz, pitcher/outfielder Ashton Perritt, first baseman/catcher Alex Close and pitcher Adam Parks were selected. The Flames have had four or more players selected in each of the last four MLB Drafts.