01/11/2017 10:00 AM -
GARY SOUTH SHORE RAILCATS MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2017
Contact: Dan Vaughan
Phone: (219) 882-2255 Cell: (817) 739-3693
LONGTIME RAILCAT COACH TAKES REIGNS IN EMPIRE LEAGUE
GARY, IN – The Gary SouthShore RailCats will say good bye to longtime bench coach Pascual Santiago as the Empire League announced earlier this week that he will be the new Manager of the Old Orchard Beach Surge in 2017.
Santiago is no stranger to the Steel Yard having served on RailCats Manager Greg Tagert’s staff for three seasons from 2011-2013 including the Championship season of 2014. Santiago then moved on to the Frontier League as the pitching coach of Joliet before a return to the south shore in 2016 where he served as the first base coach for the club.
His resume includes coaching stops at Dominican University and also some time with Windy City in the Frontier League. Santiago has coached at Robert Morris University and Lewis University and he is the Head Coach at Olive Harvey City College on the South Side of Chicago.
The Empire League has been good to the RailCats during the last calendar year as the team picked up closer Jorge DeLeon and reliever Carlos Pinales from the east coast circuit. Santiago, joins Dennis Pelfrey, who went from RailCats coach to Manager in the Frontier League with Florence two years ago as former Tagert assistants who are currently fellow managers in professional baseball.
2017 will mark the 16th season of RailCats Baseball in Northwest Indiana and the club will also celebrate 15 years playing at their current home “The Steel Yard”. Season tickets are now on sale as well as sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 RailCats season. Visit RAILCATSBASEBALL.COM or call (219) 882-2255 for more information.
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