04/11/2018 8:38 AM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2018
GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the acquiring of right-handed pitcher Chris Powell from the Sioux City Explorers in exchange for a player to be named later on Tuesday.
A native of Upland, Calif., Powell went 2-3 with a 6.08 ERA in 16 games (four starts) with the Explorers. Powell punched out 29 hitters and walked just 11 over 37 innings in his first season of Independent Professional Baseball.
In 2016, Powell got his first taste of full-season baseball with the Great Lakes Loons, the Class-A affiliate of the Dodgers. Powell posted a 3-3 record and a 3.71 ERA over 16 games (two starts). The right-hander had a career-best 1.059 WHIP after allowing just 27 hits and nine walks in 34 innings. Powell was promoted to Rancho Cucamonga later in the year, finishing without a record and a 3.60 ERA in three relief appearances.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats open the 2018 season at U.S. Steel Yard on Friday, May 18th vs. the St. Paul Saints. Ticket packages for the 2018 Gary SouthShore RailCats season are available online at railcatsbaseball.com and can also be purchased by calling the RailCats ticket line at (219) 882-BALL. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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