Friday, February 2, 2018

Wilkes University's Matt Kaster ’17 Signs with Washington Wild Things of Frontier League

(Photo courtesy of Wilkes University Sports Information)
WASHINGTON, PA – Former Wilkes University relief pitcher Matt Kaster ’17 has signed a professional contract with the Washington Wild Things baseball team Wednesday afternoon.

It marks the second stint with a professional baseball team out of the Frontier League for Kaster as the right-hander played with the Florence Freedom of the West Division last summer. With the Freedom he made eight appearances, spanning 5.2 innings. He surrendered six runs on eight hits and struck out two batters. The Washington Wild Things compete in the East Division of the Frontier League and are based out of the Greater Pittsburgh region in the city of Washington, Pennsylvania.

In four years at Wilkes, Kaster logged 92 innings in 61 appearances. All but two of those outings were in relief. Kaster was a two-time All-MAC Freedom selection, and had a career ERA of 3.82. In 2016, he enjoyed his best year, when he was 3-3 in 20 outings with a 1.59 earned run average in 34 innings. That season, he gave up just six earned runs, walked 12 and struck out 43 batters on way to being named a First Team All-MAC Freedom.

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