The front office of the HAAR DISCIPLES had to work fast. Their new catcher Alexis Hernandez was injured last weekend at a work out in Nicaragua and would have missed the Baseball-Bundesliga season. They replace him with Nate Fish, who played in the Israel Baseball League (IBL) last season.
Fish is 28 years old and was born in Hanover, New Hampshire. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he coached and owns a DJ business. He went to the University of Cincinnati and played together with his buddy Kevin Youkilis of the BOSTON RED SOX. He batted .287 (OBP .353/SLG .421) with seven homeruns, 26 runs scored and 25 RBI in his senior year 2002. In 2007 he joined the TEL AVIV LIGHTNING in the inaugural IBL season. Fish hit .347 (.458/.548) with 32 runs and 24 RBI in 40 games. He was named best defensive outfielder of the league.
At the DISCIPLES, who are open the season on Sunday against the NEUENBURG ATOMICS, he will join a fellow member of the IBL, Adalberto Paulino. He was with the MODIIN MIRACLE. Fish is going to replace Hernandez behind the plate, but is also capable to play the left side of the infield.