TUCSON, AZ – Former Stillman baseball star Nick Vidale has signed to play professional baseball with the Tuscon Saguaros. The Saguaros are a part of the Pecos League, which has teams in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, and Colordao. Below is a statement released by the team:
SAGUAROS ADD COLLEGIATE STANDOUT TO 2017 SQUAD
The Saguaros announced today the signing of Nick Vitale, a 2016 D-2 standout from Stillman College. He ranked 5th in NCAA D-2 hitting.
In 2016, Vitale, an outfielder, hit .456, with 16 doubles, 3 triples, and 5 home runs in 48 games for the Tigers of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. He also drew 17 bases on balls and was hit by pitch three times, resulting in an on-base percentage of .500. Saguaros Director of Baseball Operations and 2016 Field Manager, JD Droddy, had this to say about Vitale:
“Nick’s numbers in his senior year of college are outstanding. His on-base percentage was phenomenal! His stats are very similar to the numbers of two D-2 All-Americans we had this past season — Adam Urbania and Jimmy Heck. Both of those players were outstanding Pecos League performers.. We look forward to Nick picking up where they left off and helping the Saguaros to another Pecos League Championship in 2017.”
Vitale is the first non-returning player signed by the Saguaros thus far.