Hounds Sign All-Star Bellinger and two others
LISLE, IL – The DuPage County Hounds (Midwest Collegiate League) announced the signing of three players, two of which played on the team before. Right-handed pitcher Patrick Bellinger from the University of Evansville, right-handed pitcher Pat Cashman from Heartland Community College, and outfielder Emerson Misch from Valparaiso University.
Bellinger, who was a member of the DuPage County Hounds in 2013, currently attends University of Evansville as a sophomore. The 6’5” 200lb right-handed pitcher, represented the DuPage County Hounds in the 2013 Midwest Collegiate League All-Star Game. Bellinger resides in Schaumburg, IL.
Cashman, who is a veteran in the Midwest Collegiate League, was a member of the DuPage County Hounds in 2012 and the Rockford Foresters in 2013. The right-handed pitcher is a Plainfield, IL native and played high school ball at Plainfield North High School.
Misch, who hails from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is a 6’0” 195lb outfield currently attending Valparaiso University. Misch was named to the All-State team his senior year as well as nominated for All-District, All-League, and was Co-captain his junior and senior year. He lead his team in runs, triples, home runs, total bases, at-bats, and games player his junior year. Misch is also a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.
The total number of players signed by the DuPage County Hounds stands at ten total, which eight are from Division I programs, one is from a Division II program, and one from a Junior College program. Nine players are from the Chicagoland area while one hails from Michigan. As the announcements continue for the 2014 season roster for the DuPage County Hounds, the team will keep fans informed of the make-up of the team in terms of what towns they are from, schools they attend, as well as the type of program they come from (Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, or Junior College).
The DuPage County Hounds are coming off their second season in the Midwest Collegiate League where the team on the field set a league record in the regular season with a .706 winning percentage, clinched their first pennant, and made the playoffs the second season in a row. Off the field, the team has drawn 25,395 fans over two-seasons, led the Midwest Collegiate League in attendance for the 2013 season, as well as hired two new full-time employees bringing their full-time staff to four individuals. For more information on the team, please visit the team’s website as www.DuPageHounds.com or call (815) 704-3839.
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