Morehead City, NC Feb. 11, 2014 – The Morehead City Marlins have signed Adam Aldred and Neal Jacobs to their 2014 roster. Both are returning key contributors for the Central Michigan Chippewa’s. Aldred, a 6’0 190 pound left-handed pitcher, and Jacobs, a 6-2 195 pound outfielder will arrive in Morehead City following their sophomore seasons.
Aldred, from The Woodlands, Texas, finished his freshman season with a 2-1 record and a 4.08 ERA. He made 12 appearances, including three starts, and recorded 24 strikeouts over 35 and 1/3 innings pitched. He followed that up with a stellar summer season with the Butler Blue Sox of the Prospect League. He went 2-0 with a 1.58 ERA in eight appearances, including seven starts. He struck out 41 batters in 51 innings pitched. For his efforts, he was named as the 14th best professional prospect in the Prospect League by Perfect Game. He is a Marketing major and currently holds a 3.24 GPA.
Jacobs was a mainstay in the middle of the Chippewa’s order during his redshirt freshman campaign. The Avon, Ohio native started 52 games and recorded a .271 batting average with six home runs and 31 RBIs. He stole six bases and had a 1.000 fielding percentage on 73 chances in the outfield. He was twice named as the MAC West Player of the Week during the spring season. Jacobs spent the 2013 summer in the Far West League as a member of Top Speed Baseball and was named to the All-Star team. He hit .316 with seven home runs and 29 RBIs in 36 games played. He is majoring in Biology and currently holds a 3.37 GPA.
The Marlins open the 2014 season on the road against the Fayetteville Swampdogs on May 27th. The home opener is the following night, May 28th, when they again take on the Swampdogs. Season tickets and flex books are on sale now at www.mhcmarlins.com and at the Marlins Team Store, located at 508-D Evans Street in Morehead City.
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