Thursday, September 24, 2009

St. James grad top pitcher for Rookie team

St. James graduate Brandon Kloess has been named the pitcher of the year for the Great Falls Voyagers, the Rookie-level Pioneer League affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

Kloess was 2-0 with four saves and a 2.43 ERA for the Voyagers this year, his first in professional baseball. He totaled 72 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings.

The 24-year-old right-hander was also named to the Pioneer League's end-of-season All-Star team. Kloess, who played in college at Florida Atlantic, signed this year as a non-drafted free agent.

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