BOSTON—Two Fisher College baseball players recently signed with Independent Professional Baseball teams in the Empire Professional Baseball League in New York over the weekend. Grayson Weber signed with the Sullivan Explorers while Joe Saia signed with the Watertown Bucks.
In 2016, Weber finished with a 2.54 ERA in 74.1 innings pitched, earning seven wins and three losses in his 11 appearances, pitching three complete games. With the help of the Falcon pitching staff, Weber pitched two combined shutouts and gave up 59 hits, 28 walks, while striking out 77 batters of the 319 batters faced. In his first year as a Falcon (2015), Weber pitched 17.2 innings in 11 games, of which he started two. Of the 77 batters he faced, he struck out 10. Grayson Weber, who will be the first NAIA-All American for the Falcons since Eddy Delcarmen, signed with the Sullivan Explorers
Joe Saia competed for the Falcons for one year in 2015 after transferring from Suffolk University. In his time in the blue and white, Saia pitched 19.1 innings, earning three wins and zero losses. Saia made nine appearances with three starts and earned a 7.45 ERA facing 96 batters and striking out 15.
Weber will toe the rubber at the Generals Park in Loch Sheldrake, New York, where the SUNY Sullivan baseball program plays their home games. Saia will take the mound at the historic Alex T. Duffy Fieldground in Watertown, New York, which opened in 1938 and has been the home of other New York-Penn League teams.
Both teams are slated to open up on June 3, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. on the road with the Explorers taking on the Old Orchard Beach Surge while the Bucks will be on the road against the Hampshire Wild.