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Navigators Make Local "Call to Arms"

02/27/2020 10:03 AM

LYNN, Mass. -- The North Shore Navigators have signed some “small school” talent to their roster in the form of two pitchers who will be working close to home during the upcoming summer season.

Franklin Pierce junior Jack Wallace of Winthrop and Fisher College freshman Will Carpenter are both expected to take the mound for the local Futures Collegiate Baseball League club in 2020. President and General Manager Derek January made the announcement on Thursday.

The right-handed Wallace made a team-leading 21 relief appearances for the Ravens in 2019, holding opponents to a .247 average as he allowed eight earned runs and struck out 19 across 21 innings. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder won a game and saved two more against Northeast-10 Conference rivals as a sophomore and recently opened 2020 with five strikeouts in a 2.1-inning start against Mercy.

Wallace was a two-sport captain during his Winthrop High career, earning two Northeastern Conference All-Star honors in baseball and three in golf. He captained both teams and finished his career as the league’s individual golf champion as a senior. He is expected to be the first Winthrop native to play for the Navigators since the team’s move to the Futures League in 2012.

Scouting Report: outstanding control … battle-tested pitcher who can work in any situation … important piece to Franklin Pierce’s pitching staff … MLB comp: Jason Frasor.

A Brentwood, N.H., native, Carpenter is quite familiar with Fraser Field as his Fisher team calls the Lynn ballpark home during the fall and spring. The 6-foot, 185-pound lefty finished his three-year high school career at Whittier Tech with a 15-0 record. He was the Commonwealth Athletic Conference’s Large School MVP as a senior, going 7-0 with a 1.20 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 64 innings. He has already been a busy man for the Falcons, picking up three wins and a save in five appearances and fanning 28 batters in 24 frames.

Scouting Report: Left-hander with outstanding offspeed stuff … sneaky fastball … very good strikeout-to-walk ratio … MLB comp: Tim Collins.

The Navs are now preparing for the 13th season of collegiate ball at Fraser Field and their ninth in the Futures League. The 2020 opener is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27. Until then, stay up to date on the latest Navs news by visiting nsnavs.com and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.