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Alexandria Adds Right Hander to Staff

Kevin Walsh Joins the Anchors

Alexandria,Minn – The Alexandria Blue Anchors, a member of the Northwoods League, have announced the signing of right handed pitcher Kevin Walsh.

Walsh, a junior at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff has had a great spring appearing in 12 innings. In those innings of work he has struck out 8 while posting a .75 ERA. Before joining the Golden Lions he spent time at Gloucester County College in Sewell, NJ, where he was fortunate enough to be a part of a team that won the 2013 NJCAA Division III National Title.

"I am excited, humbled, and honored to be a part of not only the Blue Anchors but a part of the Northwoods League. I'm looking forward to going to work to represent myself and this league in the best way possible."

Originally from Magnolia, NJ, the 6’ 4” pitcher is a health and wellness major at Pine Bluff. In his free time he enjoys playing sports, and hanging out with his best friend Michael Kidd Gilchirst who was selected 2nd overall in the NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.

“Kevin brings a winning mentality with him to Alexandria,” said GM Kendall Hughson. “I look for him to come in late in a game and shut the door on opposing hitters.”

The Blue Anchors will start the 2014 season on Tuesday May 27th at home versus the Mankato MoonDogs.

Interested in hosting a player? The Alexandria Blue Anchors are always looking for new host families as well. For more information contact our office at 320-460-7900.

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The Alexandria Blue Anchors are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit www.blueanchors.com.