ANDREW BROCKETT TO RETURN
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The Traverse City Beach Bums are excited to announce a key boost to the pitching staff with the re-signing of right-hander Andrew Brockett.
“The coaching staff is very exciting and relieved to have Andrew Brockett back to close things out for us,” said Beach Bums Manager Dan Rohn. “He did an exceptional job during our championship run and we are looking forward to bigger and better things to come this year.”
Brockett went 3-0 last season for Traverse City with a 1.54 ERA. He finished third in the Frontier League with 21 saves and struck out 28 batters in 35.0 innings while walking only eight on his way to being named a 2015 FL All-Star. He started the season on fire, not allowing a run in his first 15 appearances.
Prior to joining the Beach Bums, Brockett spent two seasons in the Kansas City Royals organization. He put together a standout season in 2014 where, combined between the Burlington Royals and Lexington Legends, he went 3-1 with a 1.69 ERA in 25 appearances, striking out 25 batters in 26.2 innings of work.
Brockett was selected by the Royals in the 22nd round of the 2013 draft following the completion of his career at the University of Richmond. In 2012 for the Spiders, he posted three wins, a 3.78 ERA with six saves and averaged 9.71 strikeouts per nine innings.
The Traverse City Beach Bums are the 2015 Frontier League Champions and will be playing their 11th season of professional baseball in Northern Michigan starting May 2016. All home games are played at Wuerfel Park, a state of the art ballpark located in Blair Township, MI. The Beach Bums business offices are open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. Sponsorship's, Season Tickets, Group packages, patio tables and suites are all available for the 2016 season. For more information, please call the offices at 1-231-943-0100 or come on out to the ballpark for an off-season visit.