CornBelters Add Two Pitchers
NORMAL CORNBELTERS ADD TWO PITCHERS TO ROSTER
Hilt and Rosan Are Newest CornBelters
Normal, Ill. - The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, have signed contracts with right handed pitchers Aaron Hilt and Joe Rosan. Both players are joining the CornBelters for their first season. The CornBelters will play their first regular season home game of the 2014 season (“CEFCU Opening Night”) at The Corn Crib on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. versus the Evansville Otters.
Hilt was selected out of the Frontier League tryout camp held in Florence, Ky. on April 28-29. The CornBelters selected Hilt with the fifth overall pick in the first round of the draft. He is a graduate of Ashland University and was currently working as a graduate assistant baseball coach for Wheeling Jesuit University. At Ashland, Hilt helped the team win two GLIAC Conference championships, one Midwest Regional Championship and played in the NCAA Division II World Series.
“We found another great pitcher in the Frontier League tryout who was very impressive,” said CornBelters Field Manager Brooks Carey. “Hilt has electric stuff to get guys out in this league. No question that he is better than a lot of pitchers in our league.”
Rosan was selected from the CornBelters tryout camp held at The Corn Crib on May 3. He was the only player selected out of the tryout. Rosan graduated from San Diego Mesa College in 2012 before appearing in four games for the Baltimore Orioles Gulf Coast Rookie League team. He tossed four innings for the GCL Orioles and struck out four batters while only allowing one hit.
“We signed Rosan out of the CornBelters tryout camp and he is another explosive right hander who has a great chance of contributing to this team,” said Carey. “We look for him to be a solid arm coming out of our bullpen.”