Southpaw re-signs with Ducks after dominant performance in 2017
(Central Islip, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks today announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Jake Fisher. The starter will begin his second season with the Ducks and sixth in professional baseball.
“Jake was impressive on the mound throughout the 2017 season,” said Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff. “He has earned this opportunity, and we are happy to welcome him back to the ballclub.”
Fisher was acquired by the Ducks from the Windy City Thunderbolts of the Frontier League last September. He made a pair of regular season starts for Long Island, combining to allow just four runs in 13 innings of work (2.77 ERA). The Oklahoma native then started two playoff games and posted a 1-1 record with a 3.30 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 16 and one-third innings. Included was a complete game victory over the Somerset Patriots in Game Three of the Liberty Division Championship Series. The southpaw struck out nine batters over nine innings, allowing just one run, to give the Ducks a 2-1 series lead en route to claiming the team’s second consecutive division title and fifth in the past seven years.
Prior to joining the Flock, the 27-year-old turned in a tremendous season for Windy City. He led the Frontier League in innings pitched (138.0) and was tied for the league lead with 120 strikeouts, four complete games and 20 games started. In addition, he was tied for second in the league in wins (10) and ranked third in ERA (2.80). The University of Oklahoma alum spent the previous three seasons (2014-16) with Windy City after beginning his career with the Ogden Raptors (Rk, Dodgers). Fisher was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 22nd round of the 2013 amateur draft.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.
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