SAN LUIS OBISPO BLUES RELEASE 2015 ROSTER
February 9, 2015 - SAN LUIS OBISPO
SAN LUIS OBISPO --- The San Luis Obispo Blues would like to announce its roster for the 2015 California Collegiate League season. Coming off one of the best seasons in Blues history, this years team is headlined by a freshman All-American, three Blues returners, four Cal Poly SLO players, and 14 players from the power five conferences.
Freshman All-American shortstop Logan Gray comes to the Blues this summer from Austin Peay where he hit .249 with 36 RBIs and six homeruns in the 2014 season. Before attending Austin Peay, Gray was drafted out of high school by the Kansas City Royals and was ranked as the number one shortstop in the state of Kansas.
The trio of Blues returners includes catcher Mitchell Williams (UAB), infielder Matthew Long (Texas Tech) and right hander Andrew Vinson (Texas A&M), who helped guide the Blues to a 40-12 record in 2014. Williams, who was drafted in 2012 by the Washington Nationals and headlines the Blues returners maintained a .243 batting average and drove in nine runs last summer in 28 games.
Cal Poly Mustangs third baseman John Schuknecht comes to the Blues along with catcher Brett Barbier and pitchers Robert Ay and Nigel Ward. Schuknecht hit .286 with a home run and eleven RBIs this past year for the Mustangs and spent his 2014 summer in the Northwoods League maintaining a .312 batting average. Barbier is a redshirt sophomore looking to start behind the plate this season and Ay and Ward will finish out their senior year in high school and report to the Mustangs in August after playing for the Blues in the summer.
Other notable players for the Blues this summer include Jacob Patterson (Texas Tech), Cannon Chadwick (Arkansas), Hunter Hargrove (Texas Tech), Nick King (Georgia), and Ryan Sluder (Oklahoma State).
Patterson, a 6-2 185-pound freshman, will look to continue his dominance for the Blues this summer after leading the state of Texas in strikeouts his final two years in high school. Ranked as the 11th high school left-handed pitcher, Patterson threw a perfect game his senior year and finished with 134 strikeouts and 0.33 ERA in 68.2 innings. The right-handed junior Cannon Chadwick played two years at a junior college before transferring to Arkansas. Chadwick finished with a 3-2 record and a 1.14 ERA in 71 innings his sophomore year. This past summer, Chadwick pitched in the Texas Collegiate League and was named the No. 4 prospect in the league.
The Blues will open the 2015 season at home on Friday, May 22 against the San Francisco Seals at 6 P.M. For tickets and more info, call (805) 512-9996 or visit bluesbaseball.com.
Available Ticket Packages
•Season Tickets (Includes all fireworks and CCL Tourney)
$Two-for-one: $139 for TWO season tickets (offer valid through 3/1/15)
$139 per season pass (3/1/15-8/15/15)
•10-Game Mini Plans
$50 for ten (10) 2015 Blues tickets*
*Valid for any REGULAR home game. Excludes Fireworks and Play-offs
•Group Tickets- 10 or more people
$5 per ticket*
* Valid for any REGULAR home game. Must be purchased in-advance. Excludes Fireworks and Play-offs