Former Eagle Sittinger Promoted To Class A West Michigan

Former Eagle Sittinger Promoted To Class A West Michigan

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After a strong showing to begin his 2017 season at Class short-season A Connecticut, former Ashland University pitcher Brandyn Sittinger was promoted on Tuesday (Aug. 1) to Class full-season A West Michigan by the Detroit Tigers organization.

In 11 games, all in relief, for the Connecticut Tigers this summer, Sittinger was 1-0 with two saves and a 1.06 earned-run average in 17 innings. He struck out 21 and walked six, allowing 13 hits and a .210 opponents' batting average. In his final outing for Connecticut, Sittinger earned a save with 1 1/3 innings of perfect relief.

Sittinger is in his second professional campaign after being chosen by the Tigers in the 17th round in 2016. In 27 outings as a pro, he is 1-1 with four saves, a 1.43 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings.

For the Eagles in 2016, Sittinger was 11-0 with a 2.23 ERA in 14 appearances (13 starts). In 88 2/3 innings, he struck out 131 and allowed 65 hits, 27 runs (22 earned) and 40 walks.

Following his junior season, Sittinger has racked up postseason honors, including three All-American awards, three Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year laurels and three first-team All-Midwest Region spots. In addition, he was a finalist for the 2016 Brett Tomko Award (D2 Baseball News national Pitcher of the Year), was the 2016 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year, earned spots on the All-Midwest Region and All-GLIAC Tournament teams, garnered a GLIAC Commissioner's Award and was named first-team All-GLIAC, GLIAC South Division Pitcher of the Week three times and CoSIDA Academic All-District.

In two seasons with the Eagles after transferring from Division I Marshall, Sittinger led the GLIAC in strikeouts twice.

 

YEAR

TEAM

LEVEL

W

L

ERA

G

GS

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

2016

GCL Tigers West

Rookie

0

1

2.08

6

0

2

8.2

11

3

2

0

3

12

2016

Lakeland

High A

0

0

5.40

2

0

0

3.1

4

2

2

0

1

4

2016

Connecticut

Short-Season A

0

0

0.00

8

0

0

8.2

6

0

0

0

5

8

2017

Connecticut

Short-Season A

1

0

1.06

11

0

2

17.0

13

2

2

0

6

21

Minor-League Career

1

1

1.43

27

0

4

37.2

34

7

6

0

15

45

 
 

AU

BB/DS