Coach Lonny Landry makes two mid-season moves to bolster the Cane's roster by inking ULL and LSU additions.
With the end of the league’s first full month of play and the Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game quickly approaching, the Acadiana Cane Cutters inked some additional talent to their squad to stay fresh over the summer season. Who better to bring in than two key players from Louisiana universities? The Cane Cutters have added local products Nick Zaunbrecher, a freshman relief pitcher from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, who has already made an impact in a Cane Cutters’ uniform, and Chris Sciambra, a sophomore outfielder of Louisiana State University.
Pitcher Nick Zaunbrecher just finished his first season in a Ragin’ Cajuns uniform. The freshman pitched in 8 contests in 2013, throwing 13 total innings earning a respectable 4.15 ERA in a strong Sun Belt Conference. Before moving to ULL, Zaunbrecher pitched for the nationally ranked Barbe High School Buccaneers in Lake Charles. The hard-throwing righty made his Cane Cutters’ debut on June 9 against the East Texas Pump Jacks, pitching 2 innings out of the bullpen without allowing a single baserunner. The hurler struck out 4 batters en route to picking up the save.
Chris Sciambra of LSU graduated from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge where he helped his team win the 5-A State Baseball Championship in 2010. In 2011, he performed in the Perfect Game Wood Bat Association 17U National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia, notching 12 hits in just 20 at bats. After Sciambra sustained a neck injury that prematurely ended his 2012 freshman campaign for the Tigers, he returned in 2013 even stronger than before, playing in 46 games and netting a .265 batting average .
Don’t forget to come out to Fabacher Field Saturday night, June 22, to see your Cane Cutters take the field in their Acadiana digs. The recently surging Cutters will host the Texas Marshals for a two game series this weekend. Saturday night is Eddy the Cane Cutter Bobble Head Giveaway Night presented by Knight Oil Tools. The first 400 fans through the gate will receive our first-ever collectable Eddy the Cane Cutter Bobble Head. Gates open at 6:00 PM, first pitch is scheduled for 7:00. Keep up with the latest news and notes on CaneCuttersBaseball.com, and by Liking us on Facebook, then Following us on Twitter @CaneCuttersBB.
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