Springvale Announce New Import

– Stuart capel

With import Michael Suk deciding to remain in the United States after he completed a deal with a MLB club, the Springvale Lions have moved swiftly to replace Suk, by signing pitcher David Fischer as his replacement.

A 6’5” right-handed pitcher, Fischer comes to KH Wearne Field with a strong pedigree, and is coming off a season with the Rockland Boulders in the Can-Am League, where he posted a 9-3 2.91era 1.33whip record, playing in a team that featured six former ABL players, and were narrowly defeated three games to two in the League Championship Series by Ottawa.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Fischer was tabbed in three separate MLB Drafts, eventually signing with the Washington Nationals, who took him in the eighteenth round of the 2012. During his time with the Nationals, Fischer played as high as Advanced-A level, where at Potomac, he was a teammate of Bryce Harper for a short time. Following his release from the Nationals, Fischer spent time in the Atlantic League with Bridgeport in the Atlantic League, before joining Rockland for the 2016 season.

Sixth in all-time appearances for the University of Connecticut, Fischer won Big EAST Pitcher of the Week for an eight innings effort against Notre Dame, and played in the esteemed Cape Cod League for Wareham during his college tenure. Also a talented basketball and volleyball player, Fischer was an all-around athlete during his High School days at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, winning the baseball State Championship in 2007, during which he was named the Albany Times-Union Player of the Year, an Albany Times-Union All-Star in both 2007 and 2008, while he was also named a Saratogian Baseball All Star in 2008.