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Hitmen Sign 2023 Standout Infielder A.J. Brotz

The Horseheads Hitmen are thrilled to announce the return of standout infielder and right-handed pitcher A.J. Brotz for the upcoming New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) season. Brotz, a dynamic player from Genesee Community College, joins the Hitmen following an exceptional sophomore year and is set to make a significant impact in his second season with the team.

Brotz’s impressive statistics highlight his prowess on the field: he hit an outstanding .409, recorded 35 stolen bases, and achieved a 1.083 OPS during his sophomore campaign. His remarkable performance earned him the prestigious Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year award, cementing his status as one of the top players in the region.

In his previous year with the Hitmen, Brotz demonstrated his considerable talent by hitting .357 and launching 9 home runs. His versatility as both an infielder and pitcher, combined with his impressive speed and offensive capabilities, make him a tremendous asset to the team.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome A.J. Brotz back to the Horseheads Hitmen,” said Eugene Barber, Manager. “A.J. is not just a player; he's a game-changer. His previous performance with the Hitmen and his outstanding season at Genesee Community College prove that he is a player of exceptional caliber and unwavering dedication. His ability to dominate both offensively and defensively sets him apart. We look forward to seeing his continued growth and impact on the field this season. His presence will undoubtedly elevate our team's performance and morale, and we believe he has the potential to lead us to a championship.”

Brotz’s signing is a significant boost to the Hitmen roster as the team prepares for a competitive season in the NYCBL. Known for his athleticism and leadership, Brotz is expected to play a pivotal role in both the infield and on the mound, bringing a winning mentality and strong work ethic to the team.

The Horseheads Hitmen are committed to building a strong team that showcases talent, determination, and sportsmanship. With the return of A.J. Brotz, the Hitmen are poised for an exciting and successful season.

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About Horseheads Hitmen:

The Horseheads Hitmen are a collegiate summer baseball team competing in the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL). The team is dedicated to developing young talent and providing an opportunity for collegiate athletes to showcase their skills during the summer season. The Hitmen strive to create a competitive and enjoyable environment for players and fans alike.

About NYCBL:

The New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) is a summer wood bat development league for college players. Founded in 1978, the NYCBL provides a platform for players to hone their skills and gain exposure to professional scouts.

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