REDHAWKS SIGN FOUR PLAYERS
FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks added four players to the roster today with the signing of INF Ryan Stovall, RHP Tyler Herron, C Dale Cornstubble and RHP Justin Klipp. The signings give the RedHawks 25 players under contract for the 2012 season.
Stovall, 25, split time last season between the Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League (A) and the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Carolina League (High-A). In two stops, he batted .273 with 31 doubles, five triples, ten home runs, 50 RBIs and 50 runs scored in 115 games. Stovall saw time at first base, third base and in the outfield last season and has also played second base in his career.
Stovall was originally selected by the Kansas City Royals organization in the 19th round of the 2009 draft out of Thomas University (GA). In three seasons in the Royals chain, he batted .277 with 72 doubles, 14 triples, 17 home runs, 110 RBIs and 123 runs scored in 255 games.
Herron, 25, was selected in the first round (46th overall) of the 2005 draft by the St. Louis Cardinals organization and last pitched in the Frontier League with the Kalamazoo Kings in 2010. With the Kings, Herron was 1-3 with a 3.50 ERA and three saves in 14 games (four starts). He pitched 36.0 innings and allowed 21 runs (14 earned) on 30 hits while recording 26 strikeouts.
Herron Advanced to the Double-A level in both the Cardinals and Pirates organization, and is 25-33 with a 4.16 ERA in 115 career games (90 starts). In 508.1 innings, he has struck out 419 batters while allowing just 504 hits.
Cornstubble, 22, was selected in the 40th round of the 2010 draft by the Kansas City Royals out of Central Michigan University. He appeared in 20 games at Idaho Falls of the Pioneer League (R) and batted .265 with two doubles, eight RBIs and eight runs scored. Cornstubble threw out 38 percent of would-be base stealers .
Klipp, 27, was a standout pitcher at NCAA power Cal State Fullerton in 2006 and 2007 but had his professional career sidetracked by leg injuries. In 2007, he was 2-0 with a 2.15 ERA in 19 games for the Titans. In 2006, he was 2-1 with a 4.00 ERA in 20 games (three starts) for Cal State Fullerton. In both seasons, Klipp’s Fullerton teams advanced to the College World Series. Klipp was drafted as a senior in the 22nd round by the Chicago White Sox, but due to injuries never pitched in a professional game.
· The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have released LHP Chris Siegfried, RHP Donnie Smith and RHP Zach Ward.
· The RedHawks open Training Camp on Saturday, May 5. The club will practice at Concordia College due to NDSU’s doubleheader against Southern Utah University at Newman Outdoor Field that day.