Creamer & Kaufman Return to Mustangs in 2014
The Martinsville Mustangs announced today that pitchers Cody Creamer and Michael Kaufman will return to the team in 2014.
Creamer, a 6-2, 205 pound junior from Eastern Kentucky made a team-high 26 appearances for the Colonels as a sophomore in 2013. He also led the team in saves (5) and games finished (18).
With the Mustangs in the summer of 2013, Creamer settled into the closer role and led the team in Saves (3), Total Appearances (16) as well as strikeouts per nine innings with (11.7).
"We are delighted to have Cody back as a part of our community and pitching staff for the second consecutive summer," said Head Coach Joey Seal. "I heard nothing but positive things about him from last summer so it was a no brainer to get him back to be a part of the Mustang family."
Kaufman, a 6-2, 200 pound junior from Binghamton made 15 appearances as a sophomore, including one start against Cornell. Kaufman was third in the American East conference in runners picked off (3), and tied for fifth in saves (3).
With the Mustangs in 2013, Kaufman made six appearances while starting four games. Kaufman had an ERA of 4.70 with opponents batting only .264 against the left-hander.
"Mike has a ton of experience pitching as a LHP reliever," said Seal. "He brings a lot of intangibles to the mound that has allowed him to be successful in the highly competitive American East Conference. He could be one of the anchors to the Mustangs bullpen or potentially compete as a starter."
Less than 40 reserved season tickets remain for 2014 season. In addition to reserved seats General Admission Season tickets and "Fireworks Packages" are available for the 2014 season. Fireworks Packages include all four fireworks games and two additional sell out games! For more information you can reach the Mustangs front office at 276-403-5250 or visit www.martinsvillemustangs.com.
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