Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pearson Signs to Play With Charger Baseball Team

Pearson Signs to Play at Edison

Since the end of the 2012 baseball season, Edison manager Dr. Thomas Martinez has been busy recruiting players for the upcoming 2013 campaign. Recently, the Chargers have signed Casey Pearson, a graduate of Tri Village High School, who will be the team’s full-time catcher.

Pearson has been the Tri Village Patriots’ top catcher each of the past four years for the summer ball team, while also being the high school varsity’s top catcher each of the past three seasons. He also was recognized as the runner-up of the “Cody Holp Spirit of the Game Award” this season.

In the fall of 2011, Pearson showed his talent behind the plate as he played for the seventh-ranked team in the 2011 Indiana Fall Baseball League and Exposure Tour. During that time, he threw out four attempted base stealers, and had the opportunity to catch pitches at a velocity of more than ninety miles-per-hour.

As catcher for the Tri Village spring team in 2010, Pearson threw out fifteen base runners attempting to steal on him and threw out five in 2011. For the 2012 season, Pearson threw out eleven runners attempting to swipe bags, while also picking off seven runners.

At the plate, in 2011, Pearson held a .308 batting average, along with knocking in fifteen runs. In 2012, he added nearly eighty points to his average, raising it to .384. He also nearly doubled his RBIs to finish with twenty-eight on the season. Each of these years was stellar for him as these stats allowed him to be ranked high in both categories among all Darke County players.

“He’s a great player, loves the game, and has a lot of skill. Next season, he’ll start behind the plate for us,” said Martinez. “With a ‘pop time’ of 1.8 seconds, I look forward to watching him play ball, and it will make the 2013 campaign all the more fun.”

Pearson was a four-year varsity letter winner for the Patriots, and was a co-captain for the 2012 season.

The addition of Pearson to the roster will move Cody Shafer to third base full-time for the Chargers in 2013. Shafer spent a hefty amount of time behind the plate for Edison in 2012.

The Edison Community College Club Baseball Team completed its first season in nearly 20 years this past spring.

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