(Mankato, MN) — The Mankato MoonDogs Baseball Club, a member of the Northwoods League, is proud to announce the signing of pitchers Tyson Brummett and Tim Day to their 2005 roster.
Brummett (6’1” 160 lbs.), in only his sophomore year at Central Arizona College(Coolidge, Ariz.) has already been drafted twice by the San Francisco Giants in both the 2003 and 2004 Major League Baseball amateur drafts.
During the 2004 season at Central Arizona, Brummett boasted a 3-1 record, collected 6 saves and posted 2.10 ERA in his 30 innings of work. He has had an explosive start to his 2005 season where he is 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA, allowed only nine earned runs and has 35 strike outs in 40 innings of work.
"Tyson is a proven dominant pitcher,” MoonDogs Coach Robbie Huffstetler stated. "We’re looking for him to get the start for us opening day in Madison, and be our number one starter all season.”
Day (6’4” 215 lbs.), is currently a junior at Michigan State University(East Lansing, Mich.). Coming off a medical red-shirt season in 2004, Day already leads the Spartans in wins (2) and innings pitched (16.0) in the early goings of the 2005 season.
In 2003, Day was named a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason All-American and Baseball America preseason All-Big Ten pitcher. Day finished fourth in the Big Ten Conference with over 84 innings pitched, and was the recipient of the Craig Hendricks Sportsmanship Award at the end of the 2003 season.
During his 2002 freshman campaign, Day was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American after setting an MSU single-season mark for wins with an 11-3 record. Day also posted a 2.43 ERA while striking out 60 and only walking 13 in his 81 innings of work.
"Day is another proven guy,” Coach Huffstetler said. "Tim is currently the number one starter in at Michigan State, and will follow Brummett in our rotation. Both guys are proven leaders and are going to give us a great 1-2 punch.”
"We’re excited to be bringing in two guys with this caliber of talent and from such big programs. (Day is at MSU, Brummett has signed with UCLA). Not only will they be an asset on the field but both will represent the Mankato community very well,” MoonDogs general manager Kyle Mrozek said.
The MoonDogs Home Opener is set for June 6, 2005, against the St. Cloud River Bats. Season tickets and group tickets are on sale now with single game tickets available May 7. Call the MoonDogs office at 507-625-7047 or check out www.mankatomoondogs.com for more information.