Antos Joins Beach Bums Pitching Staff

TRAVERSE CITY, MI— The Beach Bums are excited to announce the signing of RHP Matt Antos. photograph provided by Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

A native of LaPorte, IN, Antos spent his collegiate career at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne where he played for four years. With the Mastadons, Antos served as both a starting pitcher and in relief. During his senior year, he posted a 4-6 record and a 6.35 ERA in 16 games, including nine starts. Antos nearly doubled his innings from his junior year with 68 while averaging and impressive 8.74 strikeouts per nine innings.

Antos is a big right-hander that I had my eye on before he signed with the Florence Freedom last summer. I got to see him pitch in the Prospect League in 2008 when he was the Closer of the Year and he was dominant,” said Director of Baseball Operations, Jason Wuerfel, “Unlike most bullpen guys, he has three or four professional quality pitches, but what I like the most is he attacks the zone and challenges hitters. He should be a good fit pitching in Wuerfel Park.”

Most recently Antos played for the Florence Freedom, also members of the Frontier League. Antos was signed on July 7, 2010 by the Freedom right before the Frontier League All-Star break. Antos finished the season with the Freedom and saw 1.2 innings where he posted a 5.40 ERA and struck out three.

The Traverse City Beach Bums are members of the Frontier League, an independent baseball league with teams in seven Midwest states. The Beach Bums are entering their sixth season of play in 2011. Season tickets are now on sale with single game tickets becoming available on Saturday, April 30th at the 6th Annual FANfest. The Beach Bums will be playing their season opener at Wuerfel Park on a FANtastic Fireworks Friday, May 27, 2011. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. with gates opening an hour prior. Please phone 231-943-0100 for more information.

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