- Last Updated on Friday, 03 August 2012 10:13
- Written by Super User
- Category: Sports News
The defending Frontier League champion Joliet Slammers selected infielders Kyle Zimmerman and Naperville native Anthony Amedei III Tuesday in the league's draft in Washington, PA.
Amedei III, left, and Zimmerman, right, with Slammers manager Bart Zeller Zimmerman, 23, hit .329 his senior year at D-2 Ouachita Baptist University. He hit four home runs while driving in 33 runs. The Slammers made him their second round pick in the draft. Joliet did not have a first round pick due to the Ryne Miller trade last season.
Amedei III, 22, hit .325 his senior year at D-3 Aurora University. He hit three home runs and drove in 34. The Slammers made him their third round pick in the draft.
"Zimmerman comes highly recommended from previous tryout camps and is extremely versatile," Slammers manager Bart Zeller said. "Amedei impressed with his arm strength and we're excited to give another local talent the chance to play for us."
Joliet is playing two home exhibition games this season: Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. against the Normal CornBelters and Monday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. against the expansion Schaumburg Boomers.
Single game tickets for the 2012 season are available now. Opening Night is Tuesday, May 22 as Joliet takes on the Traverse City Beach Bums at 7:05 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled for after the game.
Season tickets, flex plans and group outings are currently available by calling 815-722-2287!