Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GW Baseball Alum Weisberg Signs Pro Contract

Pitcher Aaron Weisberg (Photo: Zach Montellaro)

From our friends at GW Athletics...

2014 Graduate Inks Deal in CanAm League

Former George Washington baseball starting pitcher Aaron Weisberg '14 has signed a professional contract with the Garden State Grays of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball.

The Can-Am League is a six-team league with organizations located in both the United States (Rockland Boulders, New Jersey Jackals, Sussex County Miners) and Canada (Quebec Capitales, Trois-Rivieres Aigles, Ottawa Champions).

The Garden State Grays are a travel team that will play a 64-game road schedule in an effort to add games for all league members. They are not eligible to qualify for the postseason but their statistics will be factored into the league's records.

Weisberg ranks fifth all-time with 44 games started across his four-year career. He appeared in 66 total games (12th all-time) and totaled 12 victories while tallying 169 strikeouts. His best season was in 2013 as a junior when he led the Colonials with six wins while totaling 53 strikeouts in 81.1 innings of work.

The Glen Rock, New Jersey, native marks the second GW baseball alum to ink a professional contract in the the past month. Junior pitcher Shane Kemp was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 26th round of last month's MLB First Year Player Draft and signed with the franchise before being placed at the team's Rookie League affiliate in Bristol, Virginia.

The George Washington baseball program has a long line of players moving on to professional baseball. The program has produced five players and/or coaches at the Major League level (Stephen Korcheck '53, Sam Perlozzo'73, Gregg Ritchie '86, John Flaherty '90, Mike O'Connor '02) in addition to dozens of alums competing in the minor leagues and various professional leagues around the country. For a full history of GW players in professional baseball, click here.