MULHERN SIGNS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL CONTRACT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Former Washington and Lee baseball player
Bryan Mulhern (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) has signed a professional
baseball contract to play for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Independent
Mulhern signed a one-year contract with the club and will
report to the team's spring training site on May 11.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to continue
my playing career," said Mulhern. "Playing professionally has
been a goal and dream of mine since a young age and I am grateful for
the opportunity that the Grizzlies organization has extended to
me. Id also like to thank coaches (Jeff) Stickley, (Eric) Brookes,
(David) Sigler and (Mike) Walsh for their encouragement and help
throughout the process."
Mulhern added "Hopefully this opportunity will provide
greater opportunities in baseball down the road in some capacity whether
that be signing with an affiliated club or someday getting the chance
The Independent Leagues offer baseball prospects a chance
to play professional baseball while also continuing the opportunity to
showcase their wares to Major League scouts.
The Grizzlies, located in Sauget, Ill., play a 97-game schedule
which runs from May through September.
At Washington and Lee, Mulhern was a four-year letterwinner
and a two-year captain. A two-time First Team All-ODAC selection, he played
the outfield, pitched and caught for the Generals. Mulhern finished his
career with a .341 average, 33 doubles, 20 homeruns and a school-record
130 RBI. On the mound, he went 9-4 with a 2.57 ERA in 112.0 innings of
Mulhern is the third W&L baseball player to sign a professional
contract in the last six years. He joins Christian Batcheller 00
who was drafted in the 46th round of the 1999 Major League Draft by the
Pittsburgh Pirates and Michael Hanson '03 who signed a free agent contract
with the Atlanta Braves in the summer of 2003.
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