Washington Falls in Game Five as 2018 Campaign Comes to a Close
The 2018 Frontier League Championship Series came down to a winner-take-all game five Tuesday night at Wild Things Park. When the final out was recorded, celebration ensued for the Joliet Slammers, as they captured their second Frontier League title, winning 4-2.
Washington Wins Pitchers' Duel in Game Four, Forces Winner-Take-All Game Five Monday in Washington
With their backs against the walls and the season on the line, the Washington Wild Things escaped Joliet with a series-evening 2-1 victory in game four, forcing a decisive game five in the Frontier League Championship Series Monday night in Washington. The difference was the arms of Dillon Sunnafrank, Jesus Balaguer and Zach Strecker, as well as a two-run, sixth-inning single by Hector Roa, as Washington held on to win in the low-scoring affair.
Lake Erie Error in Bottom of 10th Propels Washington to 51st Victory of the Season
With two outs and men on first and third in the bottom of the 10th inning in a 3-3 game, second baseman Carter McEachern hit a swinging bunt to Lake Erie catcher Mason Brown. Brown skipped the throw to first baseman Doug Trimble, who couldn’t field the ball cleanly, allowing left fielder Roman Collins to cross the plate for a 4-3 Wild Things’ walk-off victory.
Wild Things Add Dom Iero, Lose Brett Marr for Season With Hand Injury
The Wild Things have signed infielder Dom Iero. Iero spent the past two seasons with the Joliet Slammers, who trail the Wild Things by a game in the Eastern Division. This move coincides with shortstop Brett Marr going on the 60-day disabled list with a season-ending hand injury.
Washington Drops One-Run Game in Series Opener Against Windy City Friday
The Washington Wild Things fell in the opener of the series to Windy City by a score of 3-2. Starting pitcher Jake Belinda struggled a bit on the mound Friday but was able to lock it down to make a six-inning appearance. Despite the loss, the Wild Things remain a game back in the East Division courtesy a Joliet loss to Traverse City. The playoff magic number also decreased to 11 with Lake Erie's loss.
Washington Sweeps Doubleheader
Washington swept the double header Saturday against Windy City by scores of 4-3 and 5-0, respectively. Both games saw solid pitching from both Wild Things' starters. Michael Austin (1-2) tossed six innings while only giving up three hits, one walk and two runs.
Wild Things Sign Former Astros Farmhand, Cuban Right Hander Jesus Balaguer
Today the Wild Things announced the addition of Jesus Balaguer, a Cuban-born right hander and former farmhand of the Houston Astros. Balaguer will be active for tonight's game at the Joliet Slammers. In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Trevor Bradley was placed on the 14-Day disabled list, retroactive to August 6.
Wild Things Add Jake Belinda, Release Burns
The Washington Wild Things have signed right-handed pitcher Jake Belinda. Belinda pitched at Lock Haven University and is the second player in school history to be selected in the MLB draft. Belinda was selected in the 10th round by the Atlanta Braves of the 2017 MLB Draft. In a corresponding move, the Wild Things have released right hander Aaron Burns.
Washington Falls in Middle Game 14-3 as Rascals Collect 20 Hits
The Wild Things were unable to follow up after an exciting walk-off win in Friday night's series opener with the River City Rascals. A 5-for-5 night by second baseman and number nine hitter Trevor Achenbach led River City (38-34) to a 14-3 win in the middle game of the series Saturday night at Wild Things Park. The Rascals’ offense pounded out 20 hits against five Wild Things pitchers.
Washington Wins 7-3 to Sweep Series Behind Six-Run Third Inning
The Washington Wild Things plated six runs and six hits in the top of the third inning to propel them to victory on Sunday over Traverse City 7-3. The win secured the Wild Things' sweep of the Beach Bums, their fourth sweep this season and first on the road.
Former Long Beach State Standout, Cubs Farmhand Added, Bloom Released
Today the Wild Things announced the acquisition of Ramsey Romano, an infielder who played most recently for the Eugene Emeralds (Chicago Cubs organization - Short Season A) in the Northwest League. In a corresponding move to the signing, right-handed pitcher Taylor Bloom was released.
Washington Drops Fourth-Straight Series With 4-1 Loss to Joliet
The Wild Things managed just five hits and one run as the Joliet Slammers rode a strong pitching performance from Scot Hoffman to pull out a 4-1 victory Thursday evening. With the loss, the Wild Things dropped the three-game set with the Slammers 2-1, the team’s fourth straight series loss.
Levi MaVorhis Signs With Washington, Edgerton Placed on Suspended List
The Wild Things have signed right-handed pitcher Levi MaVorhis, who has spent his entire professional career in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, most recently pitching for the Peoria Chiefs of the A Midwest League. In a corresponding move, infielder Jordan Edgerton has been placed on the suspended list.
Washington No Hit Through 6.2 Innings, Wins Middle Game of Series Against Joliet
After a slow start at the plate, the Wild Things were able to deliver a 2-1 victory in front of the home crowd. Catcher Kyle Pollock’s bases-loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning proved to be the difference maker in the come-from-behind win. Washington (33-29) was no-hit until there were two outs in the seventh inning, but managed to get back to four game over and forced a rubber game.
Left Hander Kellen Croce Signed by Washington, Trimarco Placed on Disabled List Tuesday
The Washington Wild Things announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Kellen Croce Tuesday, prior to their upcoming homestand against Joliet. Croce is currently with the team in Washington and will be active for tonight’s game against the Slammers. In a corresponding move, left hander Frank Trimarco has been placed on the 14-Day Disabled List, retro to July 21.
Washington Drops Series Finale in Extras to Rascals
Despite having the lead on three separate occasions, the Wild Things dropped Sunday's rubber match against the River City Rascals at CarShield Field, 8-7 in 11 innings. The Rascals (32-28) tied the game on a single by Clint Freeman—who went 3-6 with a home run and three RBI—and won it when Freeman scored on Zach Lavy's single.
Wild Things Fall in Middle Game of Series at River City
The Washington Wild Things were unable to get win tonight despite being up early in the contest, 5-0. The offense came alive in the early innings but struggled to come back later in the game which resulted in 7-6 River City victory.
Cunningham Shines in Wild Things Win At River City
Behind seven strong innings from Chase Cunningham and four early runs, the Wild Things took the series opener at CarShield Field Friday by a final of 5-2, as they got back to six games over .500 at 32-26.
Wild Things Drop Back-And-Forth Rubber Game by Walk Off in Normal
For the second time in their three-game series with the Normal CornBelters, the Wild Things entered the ninth inning down a run with Normal’s closer, Anthony Herrera, on for the save, and promptly tied the game with a leadoff home run. Unlike Tuesday’s series opener, however, Washington (31-26), couldn’t pull out a come-from-behind win in Thursday’s rubber match, instead falling to the CornBelters (27-27), 5-4 on a walk-off single by right fielder Andrew Godbold in the bottom of the ninth. The Wild Things are now two games behind the first place Joliet Slammers in the East division.
Wild Things Score Five in Ninth to Take Series Opener Against CornBelters 6-2
Entering the ninth inning of Tuesday night's series opener with the Normal CornBelters, the Wild Things were in danger of losing their fourth-straight game, trailing 2-1. But right fielder Hector Roa instantly tied the game with a solo home run, and Washington (31-24) would score four more times to pick up a come-from-behind 6-2 win over the CornBelters (25-27) at The Corn Crib.
Washington Drops Extra-Inning Affair in Series Finale
A 13th inning home run by right fielder Doug Trimble propelled Lake Erie to a 6-5 win and sweep over the Washington Wild Things in their first series following the all-star break. The Wild Things threatened in the bottom of the 13th by loading the bases, but they were unable to scratch any more runs across as the team fell for the third straight night.
Mike Hill Homers in Loss Saturday to Lake Erie, Washington Still in First Place
Three defensive errors by Washington, as well as strong pitching by Lake Erie Crushers' starter Alex Romero, were key in the Wild Things' loss Saturday night. Lake Erie (28-24) beat Washington (30-23), 6-2, for the second-straight time at Wild Things Park coming out of the All Star break. The Crushers are now just 1.5 games back of the first-place Wild Things in the East Division.
Five Home Runs Help Propel Washington to 12-4 Win in Series Finale at Florence
In the series finale in Florence Thursday, Washington was looking to avoid a sweep at the hands of the host Freedom, and did so convincingly, hitting five home runs in a 12-4 win to round out the exact first half of the season. With the win, Washington (28-20), ensures it'll be in first place in the East Division alone entering the final three-game series before the All Star Break next week.
Washington Drops Middle Game in Florence in Extra Innings
The Washington Wild Things fell to the Florence Freedom tonight by the final score of 9-8 in 10 innings, as Jordan Brower's walk-off single in the 10th completed Florence's comeback from down four in the middle stages. Washington (27-20) now looks to avoid a sweep tomorrow, as the Freedom (23-23) have taken the first two of the series.
Washington Bats Held Quiet in Loss to Freedom Tuesday, Team Still in First Place
FLORENCE, Ky (July 3) - The Washington Wild Things had won back-to-back games coming into a series with the defending West Division Champion Florence Freedom this week. The series opener, however, went to the host Freedom, as Florence's pitching staff held the Wild Things to just two runs on seven hits, and took the game Tuesday by a final of 6-2.
Washington Takes Series Behind Thomas Dorminy's Complete Game Shutout
Thomas Dorminy dominated the Schaumburg Boomers Sunday evening as the left-hander twirled a complete game shutout to help the Wild Things take game three of the series 4-0. The former San Diego Padres’ farmhand allowed just three hits, a walk and a hit by pitch while striking out five batters as he improved to 6-2 and lowered his season ERA to 2.19.
Washington Adds Two, Places Medina on Suspended List Saturday
The Wild Things have announced three transactions, including two players being signed. The team has placed first baseman Reydel Medina on the suspended list and signed first baseman Conner Simonetti and pitcher Taylor Bloom. Bloom will start tonight on the mound, while Simonetti is in the lineup at first base. Simonetti spent the first part of 2018 with the Lake Erie Crushers, while Bloom just finished a career at the University of Maryland.
Schaumburg Collects 21 Hits in 13-4 Win Over Washington
The Schaumburg Boomers set a season high for hits and runs, collecting 21 hits in their 13-4 rout of the Washington Wild Things on Friday. Eight of the Boomers’ starting nine players collected multi-hit performances in the contest. Despite the loss, Washington remains tied for first in the East Division due to a loss tonight by Lake Erie.
Washington Falls 9-1 to Drop Third-Straight Series
The Washington Wild Things failed to capitalize in tonight’s rubber game versus the Windy City ThunderBolts, falling 9-1. With this loss, the Wild Things drop to 25-17 and the ThunderBolts move to 14-27.
Wild Things Become First Team in Frontier League History to Have Back-to-Back-to-Back Player of the Week Award Winners
For the first time since the Frontier League started giving out weekly awards, a team has had a player honored as the Frontier League Player of the Week in three-straight weeks. The Washington Wild Things became the first to do so, as third baseman Mike Hill has been selected for the honor for this past week, which ran Tuesday, June 19 through Sunday, June 24. Hill follows center fielder James Harris and right fielder Hector Roa as the last two winners of the laurels.
Four-Game Skid Snapped by Washington as It Avoids Sweep in Schaumburg
After dropping the first two games of the series against the Boomers in Schaumburg Friday and Saturday, the Wild Things salvaged a game in the three-game set by taking Sunday's finale 6-2. The win snapped the Wild Things' four-game skid and ensured Washington will still be alone in first place going into the six-game homestand this week.
Washington Walked Off by Boomers in Middle Game of Series at Schaumburg
After tying the middle game of the three-game series in Schaumburg in the ninth, the Wild Things were walked off for only the second time this season in the bottom half, as Schaumburg's Sean Godfrey flared a single over the head of shortstop Brett Marr to plate the winning run for the Boomers (20-17). The Boomers won the game 5-4 over Washington (23-15), who, despite the loss, remains in first place in the East Division.
Washington Has 11-Game Home Win Streak Snapped in Low-Scoring Affair Versus Beach Bums
The Wild Things were riding an 11-game home win streak into the middle game of the three-game series against the Traverse City Beach Bums tonight, and after a two hour and 32 minute rain delay pushed the start of the game back to 9:37 p.m., Washington (23-12) found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-2 final score, as Traverse City (14-20) evened the series at a game apiece, forcing a rubber game Thursday night.
Washington Wins Back-And-Forth Series Opener Over Traverse City
The Washington Wild Things kept up their torrid month of June with an 11-10 win in Tuesday night’s series opener with the Traverse City Beach Bums. Washington is now three games up in the East Division in first place with the win and the loss by Lake Erie.
Washington's Hector Roa Named Frontier League's Player of the Week for Week Ending June 17
For the first time since August of 2014, the Wild Things have had a player honored with a weekly award by the Frontier League in back-to-back weeks. After James Harris and Chase Cunningham swept the weekly laurels last week, Wild Things right fielder Hector Roa was named the league's Player of the Week for this past week, which ended yesterday, Sunday, June 17.
Washington Wins Wild Extra-Inning Affair Against Miners
After a thrilling 1-0 win over the Southern Illinois Miners (16-14) in Friday's series opener, the Wild Things (22-10) played another tight game Saturday night. For the 12th time this season, Washington came from behind, overcoming a 4-3 deficit in the ninth inning to win, 9-4, in 10 innings. A two-run single by shortstop Brett Marr in the top of the 10th put Washington ahead, 6-4, and the Wild Things added three insurance runs to pick up their 11th win in 12 games.
Dorminy's Strong Start, Collins' Game-Saving Diving Catch Highlight Friday's 1-0 Win for Washington
With two outs and two in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth of a 1-0 game, Southern Illinois Miners' shortstop John Holland drove a first-pitch offering from Washington's closer Zach Strecker to left field for what looked like a walk-off hit. Instead, left fielder Roman Collins—who drove in the only run of the game in the first inning—made a diving catch to give Washington its 10th win in 11 games.
Washington Falls in Series Finale at Southern Illinois, 10-4
The Washington Wild Things were unable to complete the sweep as they couldn't hold off the Southern Illinois Miners' offensive onslaught in tonight’s series finale. The Miners (17-14) took the contest by a final of 10-4. The Wild Things still hold a two-game lead in the East Division, despite the loss.
Wild Things Score 18 Runs in Win, Take 9th Straight Contest
The Wild Things (20-9) took their ninth-consecutive contest by defeating the Gateway Grizzlies (13-17) in the middle game of the series by a final of 18-13, as every man in the Washington starting lineup recorded a hit in the victory. Left fielder Roman Collins led the charge, plating five runs in the game to give him 10 RBI in the series.
Trimarco Punches Out Nine as Wild Things Take Middle Game of Series
The Washington Wild Things showed exemplary discipline on both sides of the ball in game two of three-game series with the Traverse City Beach Bums, emerging victorious in a 6-4 decision. Wild Things starter Frank Trimarco (3-0) went 6.1 innings while striking out nine batters. On the other side, the offense was able to plate six runs on 11 hits.
Former Wild Things Pitcher Scott Dunn Announced as Part of Frontier League Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Today the Frontier League announced its Hall of Fame Class of 2018 that will be inducted during the All-Star Break ceremonies in O'Fallon, Missouri, Wednesday, July 11. Scott Dunn, who pitched five seasons in the league, including one in Washington, will be inducted as part of a class that includes five players, a significant moment and a special contributor. Dunn pitched four seasons in Traverse City before finishing his Frontier League career with the Wild Things in 2014.
Washington Inks Former Binghamton Star Nick Wegmann
Today the Wild Things announced the signing of 2018 Binghamton graduate and left-handed pitcher Nick Wegmann, who is with the team in Joliet. In a corresponding move, right-hander Aaron Burns was placed on the 7-Day disabled list Monday.
Washington Bats Go Quiet in One-Run, Series-Opening Loss to Slammers
Coming into Tuesday’s series opener with the Joliet Slammers, the Wild Things were riding a four-game win streak. Over that span, three of those wins came in one-run games. Washington (9-7) began a six-game road trip on the wrong end of a tight contest, falling to the Joliet Slammers (6-10), 2-1.
Wild Things Win Series, Set Up Potential Sweep With 3-1 Win
The Washington Wild Things improved their record to 8-6 with a 3-1 victory over the Florence Freedom Saturday evening. With the win, the Wild Things clinched a series win and set up a potential series sweep if the team can take the finale tomorrow against the Freedom.
Washington Walks Off Winners in Series Opener Against Freedom
With the game tied at 3 and one out in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded, catcher Kyle Pollock was greeted at the plate by a new Florence pitcher. Johnathon Tripp went 3-0 to Pollock before delivering a strike and then a fly ball to left field by Pollock. On the fly ball, center fielder James Harris tagged and scored, as the Wild Things walked off the Freedom tonight in the series opener 4-3.
Washington Adds RHP Jamal Wilson, Activates Justin Bohn
The Washington Wild Things have signed right-handed pitcher Jamal Wilson, the team announced this afternoon. The team also activated infielder Justin Bohn from the disabled list. With the two moves, the active roster now stands at 24.
Washington Drops Both Games of Doubleheader to Southern Illinois
The Washington Wild Things kicked off a six-game homestand on Wednesday by welcoming the Southern Illinois Miners for a doubleheader. The Miners pitching staff was dominant in both contests, with the visitors winning game one 4-0 and game two 3-2. The Wild Things managed just two runs and seven hits in the doubleheader.
Wild Things and Crushers Split Sunday Doubleheader
The Washington Wild Things (5-4) closed out the series against the Lake Erie Crushers (6-3) with a doubleheader. The Wild Things dropped game one by a score of 3-2 after being up early. Game two saw the same final sore but in favor of the Wild Things.
Washington Falls 10-0 in Series Opener
The second game of the Wild Things' doubleheader sweep of the Gateway Grizzlies yesterday was a pitchers’ duel, with Washington winning 1-0. After 2.5 innings, Friday's series opener with the Lake Erie Crushers looked to be headed in a similar direction. Five runs in the third and four more in the fourth, however, propelled the Crushers (5-2) to a 10-0 win over Washington (4-3).
Harris Hits For Cycle in Game One of Doubleheader Sweep of Grizzlies
For the first 16 seasons of Wild Things baseball, no player had ever hit for the cycle. That changed in the first game of tonight’s doubleheader sweep of the Gateway Grizzlies, when center fielder James Harris went 4-5 with a single, double, triple and home run. Also in the win, Wild Things' manager Gregg Langbehn recorded his 600th managerial win.
Wednesday's Game Postponed Due to Rain
Washington’s scheduled game tonight against Gateway has been postponed until tomorrow evening. The Wild Things and Grizzlies will make up the game as part of a doubleheader, starting at 5:35 p.m.
Wild Things Sign RHP Mike Anthony
Today the Wild Things have announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Mike Anthony, who pitched with the Florence Freedom during the 2017 season.
Washington Wins Opener Behind Four-Run Eighth
Entering the eighth inning of Friday's season opener in Evansville, the Wild Things had a tough task facing them trailing 4-3. With Otters' pitching having set down the last 13 Washington hitters entering the inning, Evansville turned to 2017 Frontier League Rookie of the Year Kyano Cummings, who allowed just 10 earned runs in 73.2 innings last season. Cummings had never allowed more than three runs total, and no more than two earned runs in an outing for Evansville, until Friday night.
Washington Can't Climb Out of Early Hole
The Washington Wild Things dropped the second game of the opening series in Evansville Saturday night after digging an early hole they couldn't climb out of, despite bringing the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning. Washington (1-1) fell to Evansville (1-1) by a final score of 8-5 at Bosse Field.
Wild Things Make Two First-Round Selections at 2018 Frontier League Draft
Today the Washington Wild Things rounded out their spring-training roster by making two first-round selections in the 2018 Frontier League Draft, which followed the league's tryout at UC Health Stadium in Florence. The team made picks at No. 2 and No. 10, after acquiring the second-overall pick in a trade with Traverse City that sent Kenny Peoples-Walls to the Beach Bums.
Wild Things Sign Cuban Slugger Reydel Medina, Place Two On Suspended List
Today the Wild Things announced three roster moves, which will be the final three before next week's Frontier League Draft. Washington signed Cuban outfielder Reydel Medina. The Wild Things also acquired Washington, Pennsylvania native and outfielder Joey Havrilak from the Gary SouthShore RailCats, before placing him and 2017 All Star outfielder Rashad Brown on the suspended list.
Washington Inks Former Keiser Standout, NAIA All-American Danny Garmendia to Deal for 2018
As the season draws closer, the Wild Things are continuing to shape the roster for the 2018 campaign, as today the team announced it has signed right-handed pitcher Danny Garmendia to a deal for 2018. Garmendia comes the Wild Things' way after his release from the Kansas City Royals organization. His time with the Royals came after a successful season at NAIA-power Keiser University in 2017.
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Wild Things Re-Sign Outfielder James Harris for 2018
When the Wild Things signed outfielder James Harris July 8, 2017, and he subsequently made his debut with the team during a game against the Gateway Grizzlies just before the 2017 Frontier League All-Star Break, the Oakland, California, native became the first former first-round draft choice to play for the Wild Things in the franchise's history. Today the team announced Harris has been re-signed for the 2018 season.
Wild Things and Entercom Announce Y108's "Red Dirt Revival Concert Series"
Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, and its Pittsburgh country music station Y108 are excited to announce the “Red Dirt Revival Concert Series,” a string of five live monthly music events beginning in May. The concerts, which will go until September, are an extension of the station’s recently announced “Red Dirt Revival” radio show, which air Sunday evenings from 9 p.m. ET to midnight on WDSY-FM (107.9). Y108, Lord & Thorn Publishing and Wild Things Park have partnered to produce the events.
Wild Things Release Loaded 2018 Promo Schedule
Following a successful 2017 season on and off the field, the Washington Wild Things are set to embark on another season of Frontier League baseball in 2018. Friday, the team announced its promotional schedule for 2018, which includes daily promotions, theme nights, several giveaways and much more.
New Kids Program a Hit at Wild Things Park
The Washington Wild Things are excited to announce two new packages to benefit families and kids across the Tri-State area. Partnering with WTAE, Dunkin’ Donuts, PA Leadership Charter School and Macaroni Kid of Pittsburgh, the Wild Things are introducing "Kids Eat Free" Sundays and a discounted kids ticket for all home games in 2018.
Wild Things Add Bucknell Bison Standout to Pitching Staff
As the 2018 season creeps closer, the Wild Things' spring-training roster has once again continued to take shape, as today the team announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Mike Castellani to his first professional contract. Castellani is a 2017 graduate of Bucknell University, where he had a successful four-year career, and is currently playing in the California Winter League.
Infielder Acquired From Sioux Falls to Complete Andrew Woeck Trade
Today, the Sioux Falls Canaries of the American Association and the Wild Things completed the trade that sent RHP Andrew Woeck to Sioux Falls on January 18, 2017. The original trade sent Woeck to the Canaries for a player to be named. Wednesday, it was announced shortstop Brett Marr is the player that closes the trade, bringing the former Rockhurst University standout to Washington.
Wild Things Ink Second Pitcher in as Many Days With Signing of Thomas Dorminy
The 2018 spring-training roster for the Washington Wild Things continues to take shape as the season draws more near, as today the team announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Thomas Dorminy. Dorminy comes off a four-year run within the San Diego Padres' farm system, after he was drafted by the team in the 10th round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft.
Wild Things Ink Right-Handed Pitcher, Western Oregon Alumnus to Contract
The Washington Wild Things continue to make moves to put together the 2018 roster, as the team announced Monday the signing of right-handed pitcher Garrett Alvarez to a deal. Alvarez was most recently with the Bakersfield Train Robbers of the Pecos League in 2017. Prior, he pitched for the White Sands Pupfish in the Pecos League in 2016, and for Western Oregon University from 2015-2016.
Wild Things Add Former NYIT, Sioux Falls Canaries Infielder Louis Mele
Today the Wild Things announced the signing of former New York Institute of Technology standout Louis Mele to a contract. Mele has professional baseball experience as a versatile infielder with the Sioux Falls Canaries of the American Association, where he played last summer following his career at NYIT.
Roa Returns to Washington After Re-Signing With Wild Things for 2018
For the third time in the 2017-18 offseason, the Wild Things have announced the extension of a position player from the 2017 roster. Outfielder Hector Roa is the first outfielder and the 10th Wild Thing to re-sign for next season, as his deal was announced by the team today.
Another 2017 Frontier League All Star Re-Signs With Washington
Today the Wild Things announced the re-signing of 2017 Frontier League All Star infielder Mike Hill to a contract for the 2018 season. Hill becomes the ninth player to re-sign from the 2017 Washington team, and the second position player to do so.
Wild Things Ink RHP Aaron Burns to Extension for 2018
For the seventh time this offseason, the Wild Things have announced the re-signing of a pitcher from the 2017 staff to the 2018 club, as today the team announced the extension of right-handed pitcher Aaron Burns.
Trevor Bradley Becomes Fourth Pitcher to Re-Sign With Washington for 2018
Following the re-signing of RHP Chase Cunningham and LHP's Jake Eaton and Frank Trimarco, the Wild Things have announced the extension of RHP Trevor Bradley, who becomes the fourth pitcher from 2017 to re-sign with the team for 2018. Bradley, who turned 25 yesterday, was signed during the season in 2017 and made 21 appearances, three of which were starts, for Washington after signing.
Catcher Kyle Pollock Re-Signs With Washington for 2018
When the 2018 season begins, the Wild Things will now have two players beginning their third seasons with the team: RHP Chase Cunningham and catcher Kyle Pollock. The latter re-signed with the team today. Pollock is also the first position player to re-up with the Wild Things.
Washington Signs Wheeling, WV Native Andrew Kowalo
When spring training begins next May for the Washington Wild Things, one player will be starting his professional baseball career very close to home, or, in his backyard, as he said. Today the Wild Things announced the signing of Wheeling, West Virginia, native and infielder Andrew Kowalo.
2017 Frontier League All Star Re-Signs With Washington
Today the Wild Things announced that 2017 Frontier League All Star Chase Cunningham has re-signed with the team, bringing the right-handed pitcher back for a third season, after he joined the team in 2016. It is the first player to officially re-up with Washington in the 2017-18 offseason, though the team has made a flurry of transactions already.
Wild Things Release 2018 Game Schedule
For the first time since 2012, the Washington Wild Things will open a season on the road against the Evansville Otters, as Frontier League regular-season play in 2018 begins Friday, May 11.
Trevor Foss Traded To Somerset Patriots For Player to be Named
The Washington Wild Things announced today that right-handed pitcher Trevor Foss has been traded to the Atlantic League’s Somerset Patriots for a player to be named. Foss, who will turn 28 in November, is no longer eligible for the Frontier League based off his age, as he was able to play under the league’s veteran status in 2017. That status is being removed from the league, forcing the team to trade Foss.
McKees Rocks Native, Montour Grad Signs With Wild Things
The Washington Wild Things have made their second transaction in three days by announcing the signing of a local talent, adding to the pitching staff. Sam Mersing, a right-handed pitcher, has been signed to a deal with the team. Mersing is a McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, native and graduated from Montour High School before matriculating to and graduating from the University of Pittsburgh after four seasons with the Panthers.
Wild Things Acquire Outfielder to Complete Chris Grayson Trade From October 2016
Today, the Wild Things announced their first roster move of the 2017-18 offseason, as they acquired outfielder Zach Racusin from the Somerset Patriots to complete the Chris Grayson trade from October 3, 2016. Racusin is the player to be named in the trade that sent Grayson to Somerset following the 2016 season. Somerset is a team in the independent, Atlantic League.