Friday, January 7, 2011

Krueger making a name Down Under

Former Edgewood College baseball player Matt Krueger is off to a strong start as a member of the Wanneroo Giants. Krueger has started eight games for the Giants, going the distance three times. On November 15 he threw a complete game, six-hit shutout of Victoria Park.

Wanneroo Giants season statistics

At the beginning of the season, Krueger pitched for the USA All-Stars in a preseason three-game series against the Perth Heat of the ABL (Australia's highest level of baseball). Krueger won a 3-2 decision to give the USA All-Stars their only win in the series.

Game story: USA All-Stars prevent sweep (courtesy of Ben Cameron, Perth Heat and Baseball Western Australia)

Krueger has also been working as coach for the North Coast Ball Club, an organization of more than 30 youth baseball teams. Krueger has been training young players as they transition from T-ball to baseball. The NCBC is sponsoring their first official Little League team this season.

Giant steps for NCBC (courtesy of Emma Brennan, North Coast Times)


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