Former Marshall right-hander joins Frontier League club
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Kolin Stanley, who finished his Marshall baseball career this spring as the Herd pitching staff ERA leader, has signed a pro contract with the Washington (Pa.) Wild Things of the independent Frontier League.
Stanley, 23, of Beloit, Ohio, went 2-1 with a 2.50 ERA in 29 appearances out of the 2015 Herd bullpen. His 29 appearances shared the team lead with reliever Caleb Ross. In 36 innings, Stanley posted two saves and struck out 33 while walking 18.
The deal with the Wild Things is Stanley’s first pro contract. He will wear No. 17 for Washington.
The 6-foot, 175-pound right-hander made 92 appearances in his four Herd seasons, all in relief. He posted a 5-6 record, working 87 2/3 innings with 82 strikeouts.
Stanley becomes the eighth former member of Coach Jeff Waggoner’s Herd program currently playing pro baseball, a list headed by right-handers Dan Straily (Fresno) and Aaron Blair (Reno) in the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.