Michael Barsotti ’12, signed a contract to pitch for the minor league Joliet Slammers of the independent Frontier League. Barsotti, a government major, is Wesleyan’s all time strike-out leader. In his first appearance for Joliet he threw a scoreless inning in relief and did not allow a batter to reach base.
On July 14, he was named the M&M Bank Player of the Game for the Slammers after inducing a ground out, a fly out and a pop out while throwing just nine pitches, seven of them strikes.
Barsotti was twice named the NESCAC pitcher of the week during his Wesleyan career, including in March 2012 after throwing a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts, no walks and no earned runs allowed against Bowdoin, a team that went on to qualify for the NCAA Division III tournament.
“The entire Wesleyan baseball family is so proud of Mike,” said Wesleyan baseball coach Mark Woodworth. “This is a great accomplishment and a credit to his desire and work ethic. He was a great teammate and he improved so much over four years. This affirms that he is one of the all-time greats in Wesleyan baseball’s long and tradition-rich history.”
More on Barsotti can be found here.