FORMER DIABLO SIGNS WITH ITALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE
February 15, 2011
EL PASO, Tx. – Christian Staehely, a former Diablo pitcher, signs with the Italian Baseball League club T&A San Marino. Staehely joins the Titans following his season pitching in El Paso. The right-handed pitcher is 6-3 in 41 games with a 4.16 ERA. He has 72 strikeouts, 32 walks, and 72 hits in 69 innings pitched.
The 25 year old and Houston native played four years with Princeton University starting in 2005 until being selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 39th Round (1182nd overall) of the 2008 amateur entry draft. Staehely spent two seasons with the Mariners organization (A level) with a 3.16 ERA in 2009.
Staehely split the 2010 season between the United League (Laredo) and the American Association (El Paso). With the Diablos, he had a 5.62 ERA in 27 games with 32 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched.
The Diablos will begin their season with three exhibition games divided between the Las Cruces Vaqueros (May 1st and May 8th) and the Heroes of the Diamond: Red, White and Blue Tour (May 7th). The first league face off will be May 14th against the Kansas City T-Bones, a new team to the American Association. Fan favorite promotions such as Thirsty Thursdays, Friday Fireworks, and Quartermania Sundays will be back for the 2011 season. Season ticket and group packages are on sale now. Call 915-755-2000 or visit diablos.com for more information.