Press Release Karlskoga Bats
The defending Swedish champions have announced that they will replace the Canadian import player Lee Darracott with Australian infielder Scott Mulhearn. Lee Darracott changed his mind about Sweden after being offered a good job in Australia where he has spent the winters several years in a row.
The Karlskoga Bats think they have found a very good replacement in Scott Mulhearn. He has played in Japan for the Tokorozawa Green Baseball Club and three years of college ball in the US. He just finished his season in Australia where he batted .366 in Queensland Major League, which was second best in the league. His stats from the 2010 college season are also impressive with a .351 average to go with 4 homeruns 36 RBI’s. Japanese pitcher/infielder Kenta Sato, who also is a newcomer for the 2011 Bats played in the same Australian league as Scott this winter. Kenta performed well with a .330 average at the plate and good defensive stats. He was 4-3 with a 4.07 ERA, 85 K’s and 28 BB’s after 73 innings on the mound.
The Karlskoga Bats open the season May 7th with away games against the Sundbyberg Heat.