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MAY 5, 2008

FORMER KING'S BASEBALL PLAYER JEREMY FAUST SIGNS WITH AMARILLO DILLAS

AMARILLO, TX -- Former King's College baseball standout Jeremy Faust (Allentown/Parkland) will embark on a professional career after signing a minor league contract with the Amarillo Dillas, Amarillo, Texas.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Faust was signed as a catcher, the position he excelled at for four years as a starter at King's.

Amarillo is a member of the United League and competes against league members Edinburg (TX) Coyotes, Alexandria (LA) Aces, Harlingen (TX) White Wings, Laredo (TX) Broncos, and the San Angelo (TX) Colts. The Dillas play a 90-game split season beginning May 13 at Laredo and with the regular-season concluding August 17 at home against Harlingen. At Amarillo, Faust will play for manager Brady Bogart.

Faust, who graduated from King's in 2007, was a four-year starter at catcher with the Monarchs and was a two-time first-team All-Freedom Conference selection. He helped lead King's to four consecutive berths in the Freedom Conference Tournament, a 2006 Freedom Conference Championship, and the Monarchs first-ever berth in the NCAA Division III National Tournament in 2006. Additionally, he helped lead King's to a school-record 28-12 mark as a senior in 2007.

"This is a great opportunity for Jeremy to get his feet wet in professional baseball and I really feel that this is just the start of his professional career," King's coach Jerry Greeley stated. "I think he will be picked up by an affiliated club once they see how he goes about his business and the way he handles a pitching staff. This is a feather in the cap for King's baseball program and I know Jeremy will make us very proud."

In his four-year career with the Monarchs, Faust compiled a .329 (144-437) batting average with 16 doubles, four triples, three home runs, and 75 RBI. It was behind the plate, however, where Faust excelled. Despite his unusually tall 6-foot-4 frame as a catcher, his powerful throwing arm and ability to manage pitchers stood out.

During his career at King's, Faust gunned down 70-of-136 runners attempting
to steal base, throwing out a resounding 51.5 percent of the players who tried to run on him. He also picked off nine additional runners who strayed too far from the base.

The Amarillo Dallas official website is
www.amarillodillasbaseball.com while the United League web site is www.unitedleague.org

 





 
 

 

 

 

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