The Moose Jaw Miller Express have added Canadians Adam Cook, Zach Fascia, Ty Schindel, Carter Sorenson, and Arman Lakhani to their roster for the 2017 Western Major Baseball League season.
Cook, 1B/3B, 6’1” 200lbs, is from Cambridge, Ontario and spent this season at Colby Community College. In 48 games this season he had six doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 31RBI, and a .274 batting average.
“Adam is a true middle of the order power bat,” said Millers Head Coach Michael Hunt. “He can play either infield corner, primarily third base, and will be a looked upon to complement our right-handed power from the left side of the plate.”
Fascia, C/RHP, 6’1” 215lbs, is from Brampton, Ontario and played this season at Indian Hills Community College. In 53 games this season he had ten doubles, two home runs, 36 RBI, and a .266 batting average.
“Zach is a two-way player, he will be our primary closer as well as see time behind the plate. Zach is high quality defender and creates a valuable tandem with Jeremy Stidham,” said Hunt. “He brings a middle of the order bat to the team as well and we expect big things from him in all areas of play.”
Schindel, OF, 6’0” 180lbs, is from Victoria, BC and spent this season with San Diego Christian College. In 31 games he had two doubles, one triple, one home run, 10 RBI, and a .216 batting average.
“Ty comes from the same Victoria Mariner program that former Millers Austin and Ty Russell, and Scott Jones,” said Hunt. “He’s a speedy and defensive outfielder, he knows his way around a diamond and we expect him to be a spark at the top of the order.”
Sorenson, LHP, 6’3” 180lbs, is from Weyburn and played this season at Dakota College at Bottineau. He appeared in seven games, making four starts and finishing with a 1-2 record. In 20 innings pitched he had 13 strikeouts, 21 walks, and a 6.75ERA.
“Another pitcher in the mix for starts and long relief, the lefty freshman started this year at Dakota CC and looks to make his mark in the WMBL after growing up watching it in Weyburn,” said Hunt.
Lakhani, RHP, 6’0” 210lbs, is also from Brampton, Ontario and is coming from Davis and Elkins College. He made 16 appearances this season which includes four starts, and finished with a 2-5 record. In 32 innings he had 15 strikeouts, 12 walks, and a 7.59ERA.
“A junior right handed pitcher who will be counted on to be a stop gap in the schedule when we need a sport start or a long reliever,” said Hunt.
The Millers open the 2017 WMBL season Thursday, June 1 in Swift Current, their home opener will be Friday, June 2 against Weyburn at Ross Wells Park.