The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to announce that senior pitcher Zach Petrick has been picked up as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals. Petrick leaves for the Cardinals short-season team on Friday.
“This has been my dream my entire life,” Petrick said. “I don’t care where I’m going, I’ll just show up. I fly out (Friday) then I’ll start throwing in the next couple of days.”
Petrick came to UNOH from Joliet Junior College and pitched two seasons for the Racers, going 10-5 in 27 appearances with 21 starts in 130 1/3 innings, a 3.05 ERA with 121 hits and 50 runs, 112 strikeouts against 25 walks and five complete games.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound right hander was named first-team All-Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference as a senior and honorable mention as a junior.
“What a huge day, not only for the program, but for Zach,” UNOH baseball coach Kory Hartman said. “This speaks volumes to if you do the right things, good things happen to good people. I’m so happy for Zach. I’m still shaking because I got that phone call.”
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