GARY, IN. 11-8-2010 – The Gary SouthShore RailCats received the rights to Will Krout and a player to be named later completing the May 14 trade with the River City Rascals, RailCats Manager Greg Tagert announced today.
Krout, 27, joins the RailCats bullpen after two strong seasons in independent baseball. Krout spent the past season as an integral member of the Frontier League Champion Rascals where he had his best season as a professional. The Santa Rosa, Calif. native earned a 7-1 record while posting a sparkling 2.45 ERA, striking out 49 and walking only 13 in 58.2 innings. Krout also pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in the playoffs and earned the win against the Southern Illinois Miners in Game Five of the Semifinals to clinch a berth in the Frontier League Championship Series for the Rascals.
Krout spent 2009 in the Continental League where he posted a 5-1 record and an impressive 2.60 ERA in 34 innings out of the bullpen for the Alexandria Aces. The 6’4” righty struck also boasted an excellent strikeout to walk ratio in ’09 when struck out 32 hitters while walking only seven.
In two seasons at Division II Sonoma State, Krout helped lead the Seawolves to 64 wins including a 3.83 career ERA over 183.1 innings, six complete games in 21 career starts and 96 strikeouts against just 30 walks.
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