by Petter Lundberg, Karlskoga Bats
A late no from the previous year’s success player Dennis Kelly forced the Bats to act quickly to find a good substitute. The player that will replace Dennis will be Heath Herron. The Bats have also signed Jason Enewold to reinforce the pitching staff after Adam Sowell.
Heath Herron played college ball for Tarleton State University, Texas. He had a very successful career and had his finest season in 2008 where he set numerous school records and finished the season with a .406 batting average, 24 doubles, 8 homeruns and 49 RBI’s. He also swiped 11 bags in 12 attempts. After college Heath had a short stint with the Corpus Christy Beach Dawgs of the Continental Baseball league, where he batted .233 in 86 at bats. Heath has played centerfield and middle infield in college and will most likely be used as a shortstop and outfielder for the Karlskoga Bats.
Right-hander Jason Enewold will anchor the Bats pitching staff and replaces Adam Sowell, who was the Bats number one starter in 2007 and 2008. Jason had a successful college career. In 2006 he finished the season 5-2 with a 3.70 ERA for the College of Idaho. After sitting out the 2007 season after elbow surgery he came back strong in 2008 where he finished the season 5-3 with a 4.56 ERA for the Mesa State College. He led his team in opponents’ batting average with .246.
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