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Austria: Attnang-Puchheim Athletics Sign American Kris Edwards

Austria: Attnang-Puchheim Athletics Sign American Kris Edwards

AUSTRIA – The GEI Attnang-Puchheim Athletics have signed American right-hander Kris Edwards for the upcoming 2012 Austrian Baseball League campaign.

The 25-year-old Edina product began his college career at UW-Whitewater before arm problems led to Tommy John surgery. He transferred to the University of St. Thomas and was 1-0 with 0.69 ERA and 13 strikeouts in six appearances for the 2009 Division III champion.

Edwards posted an 8-4 pitching mark with a 1.87 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 77 innings for the Tommies in 2010. The following season, he earned All-Region and All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) honors by going 4-5 with a 2.72 ERA, seven saves, 69 strikeouts and just 14 walks in 73 innings.

Marvin Moore is a freelance writer and former int’l baseball coach. He currently teaches baseball to underpriviliged Filipino boys at the Future Stars Baseball School in Bohol, Philippines.

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Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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