Navigators Ink Pitchers Foley, Shulstad to 2018 Roster

01/30/2018 12:13 PM

LYNN, Mass. -- The North Shore Navigators added more two more pitchers to their 2018 roster on Tuesday. General manager Bill Terlecky announced that former St. John’s Prep standout Justin Foley and Florida A&M University left-hander Deven Shulstad will toe the Fraser Field rubber for the first time with the Futures Collegiate Baseball League club this summer.

“You can never have enough pitching on a summer roster, and we’re excited to welcome Justin and Deven to the ballclub,” Terlecky said. “Justin is a local product who has past experience in our league, while Deven is a promising young lefty from a strong Division 1 program.”

Foley made 19 appearances over his first two seasons at Bates College, where he was a teammate of three-year Navigator, former FCBL All-Star reliever, and fellow St. John’s grad Rob DiFranco as a freshman. The Lynnfield native went 3-1 with a 5.00 ERA in eight outings, including two starts, for the Bobcats last year, striking out 20 while walking just seven over 27 innings of work. Foley, who was ESPN Boston’s Mr. Baseball recipient as a Prep senior, is no stranger to the FCBL as he helped the Nashua Silver Knights to their first of two consecutive championships in 2016.

Shulstad will join the Navs following his freshman year at Florida A&M, a Division 1 program in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The 6-foot-5, 165-pound southpaw played four years of varsity ball and was a two-year starter at Tampa Catholic High School. Shulstad earned Honorable Mention All-Florida Region honors from Perfect Game USA last spring. He becomes the 23rd Florida native to join the all-time Navs roster, but the first-ever from his school or the MEAC.

The Navigators will be announcing more additions to the roster in the coming weeks and months in preparation for the 2018 season, which begins on May 31.