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Leigh Earns First Win With Everett

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Former UMass right hander Bryan Leigh pitched last night as the Everett AquaSox closed out the first half of the season with a 4-2 win over the division champion Eugene Emeralds.

Leigh (1-2) pitched 22/3 innings of scoreless relief to record his first win of the season for the Frogs. He currently holds a 2.92 earned run average in 12.1 innings over seven appearances with five walks and nine strikeouts and an opponent batting average of .205.

Bryan Leigh Assigned To Everett AquaSox

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Former UMass hurler Bryan Leigh is about to begin his second season in professional baseball and will be pitching for the Everett AquaSox this summer, the short season A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, who announced their opening day roster yesterday. He is joined by three more former Atlantic 10 pitchers: Cameron Hobson (Dayton), Cody Weiss (La Salle) and Max Krakowiak (Fordham).

Leigh, who signed with the Seattle Mariners' organization last summer as a free agent, was 2-0 with a 1.71 earned run average over 21.0 innings with the Pulaski Mariners in 2010. He registered three saves in his 12 appearances, as well, with 19 strikeouts to just six walks and an opponent batting average of .203.

The AquaSox open their season this Friday, Jun. 17, on the road against the Tri-City Dust Devils.

Examiner Roundup of UMass Minutemen Playing Pro Baseball

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This past summer, seven former UMass baseball players were in action in the minor leagues, including Nick Serino and Bryan Leigh, who both spent their first summers in pro ball.

Serino and Leigh joined Mitchell Clegg, Matt Torra, Ron Villone, Chad Paronto, and Nick Gorneault as former Minutemen getting paid to play the national past time.

Check out this piece from Examiner.com, recapping the 2010 minor league season for all seven UMass baseball alumni.

Leigh's Pulaski Mariners Win Division Title

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Congratulations to UMass baseball alum Bryan Leigh who is a member of the Pulaski Mariners team that clinched an Appalachian League division title on Sunday.

Pulaski will play at home vs. Greeneville both tonight and tomorrow to wrap up the regular season and will await its playoff opponent.

Leigh, who signed with the Mariners in late June, is currently 2.0 with a 1.71 ERA and has thrown 21.0 innings in his first season of pro ball.

Leigh Mentioned In Herald News Story

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UMass baseball alum Bryan Leigh is mentioned in this piece in The Herald News on former Atlantic 10 opponent and current Pulaski Mariners teammate, Tim Boyce (URI). Leigh pitched two scoreless innings last night in a 3-2 victory over the Elizabethton Twins and picked up his third save of the season.

Leigh is currently 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 21.0 innings pitched. Heading into the final week of the regular season, Pulaski is 35-25 and is in first place in the East Division of the Appalachian League.

Summer Baseball Signings Covered In Collegian

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With the Daily Collegian back in action for the Fall, Dan Gigliotti has an article on Nick Serino and Bryan Leigh signing pro contracts this summer.

Serino picked up a win in his most recent outing with Gulf Coast League Nationals, throwing 1.1 scoreless, hitless innings of relief against the GCL Astros. He is currently 2-2 on the season with a 2.70 ERA with 18 strikeouts and two walks in 16.2 innings pitched.

Leigh also earned a win in his last appearance for the Pulaski Mariners, an 8-5 victory over the Princeton Rays. He tossed three innings of relief and allowed just one hit, a solo home run, striking out two. Leigh is now 2-0 on the year with a 1.45 ERA with five walks and 18 strikeouts in 18.2 innings pitched. Opponents are hitting just .188 against him.

Leigh Gains Win With Pulaski, Lowers ERA to 0.87

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With the Pulaski Mariners in the Appy League, Bryan Leigh picked up an 8-7 win in 12 innings over the Danville Braves. Leigh lowered his ERA to 0.87 in earning his first professional win. In his six games, he has allowed just one run.

Bryan Leigh Earns First Pro Win With Pulaski

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Bryan Leigh's first professional save is mentioned in the Herald News. Leigh teamed up with another Atlantic 10 product, Rhode Island's Tim Boyce, in the winning effort for the Pulaski Mariners.

Bryan Leigh Lowers ERA To 1.23

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Checking in on Bryan Leigh with the Pulaski Mariners, the rookie pro has a 1.23 ERA in 7.1 innings with the Appalachian League squad, all in relief.

Bryan Leigh Tosses Three Hitless Innings

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Recent UMass grad Bryan Leigh, who began his professional career less than two weeks ago, had his most successful outing on the mound yet as he tossed three hitless innings in a 9-7 win over the Bristol White Sox, striking out three and picking up the save.

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