HUNTINGTON, IN JUNE 27, 1996 --- Huntington College's Bob Wallace has signed a professional baseball contract to play for the Richmond (IN) Roosters. The Roosters are an independent team playing in the Frontier League.
Wallace, a left handed pitcher, becomes the eighth Huntington College player to go on to professional baseball. Wallace, from Sturgis, Michigan, is a 1996 graduate of Huntington College. He played for the Foresters for three years after transferring from Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, Michigan.
Wallace finished the 1996 season at 5-3 with a 3.82 ERA. He led the Foresters in strikeouts with 57 in 612/3 innings pitched. For his career Bob was 12-14 with a 4.45 ERA with 185 strikeouts in 174 innings.
"We are very happy for Bob that he will have an opportunity to play professional baseball," says Huntington College baseball coach Mike Frame. "Bob is an outstanding young man and worked hard last year to become a complete pitcher. He has always had a great arm, but in 1996 he became a complete pitcher at the college level. He played a vital role in our winning the conference tournament and advancing to the Great Lakes Regional."
Huntington College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Huntington College Foresters compete in 13 sports for men and women. The Christian liberal arts school is located on a contemporary, wooded campus in Huntington, Indiana.
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