(Sugar Land, Texas, Feb. 9, 2017) – The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that the club has re-signed catcher and first baseman Travis Scott to the 2017 roster as a player/coach. Scott, 31, returns for his fifth full season with the Skeeters.
Last season, Scott batted .264 with 107 hits in 113 games and his 16 home runs (a career high) and 67 RBI ranked second on the team. Scott is a three-time Atlantic League All-Star with the Skeeters (2013, 2015, 2016) including being named the MVP of the 2015 All-Star Game.
In 2014, Scott helped the Skeeters to the Atlantic League Championship Series and last season played a key role in the club winning their first championship in franchise history. Scott’s crucial two-run homer in game two of the Atlantic League Championship Series solidified a 2-0 win over the Ducks, paving the way for a three game sweep over Long Island and giving the Skeeters a 6-0 playoff record and 10-0 run down the stretch.
In four seasons with the Skeeters, Scott has an overall .255 batting average with 49 home runs and 228 RBI. He is currently the Skeeters franchise leader in games, at bats, runs, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI and walks. Scott has played a total of five seasons in the Atlantic League, four with Sugar Land and one season with York.
Originally drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 20th round of the June 2005 draft, the Illinois native spent six seasons in the Seattle (2006-10) and Pittsburgh (2011) organizations, advancing as high as AA with both clubs. Scott has a .259 career average with 110 home runs and 548 RBI in 993 minor league games.
Opening Day for the Skeeters’ 2017 season is set for Thursday, April 20 at Constellation Field when they host the Bridgeport Bluefish in a 7:05 PM game. Season tickets, mini plans and flex books are on sale now at the TDECU Ticket Office or online at www.sugarlandskeeters.com. Visit the Skeeters website at SugarLandSkeeters.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest news on the team.
About the Sugar Land Skeeters
The Skeeters play at Constellation Field, a state-of-the-art stadium located at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A in Sugar Land. The Skeeters are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) and play 140 regular season games. The Skeeters Baseball Foundation promotes youth education and healthy activities lifestyles by providing support to culturally, racially and economically diverse areas of the community. For more information please call 281-240-4487 or visit sugarlandskeeters.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.
For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.