Hayley M. Slye / Media Relations
SONOMA, Calif.– The Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, presented by Virginia Dare Winery, signed right-handed pitcher Ty’Relle Harris Tuesday, bolstering an already strong Sonoma pitching staff.
Harris joins an undefeated 2017 Stompers team and is expected to be the starter in Wednesday’s matchup on the road against the Vallejo Admirals.
Harris, a resident of Fairfield, played college baseball at Sacramento City College and the University of Tennessee. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2009, eventually making as high as Triple A in the Chicago Cubs organization.
Last season as a member of the York Revolution in the Atlantic League, Harris won the 2016 Revs Corey Thurman Community Player of the Year award, and has made more than 500 community appearances in his career in independent baseball.
“We’re really excited to have someone of Ty’Relle’s experience and character join our organization,” said Stompers General Manager Theo Fightmaster.
Now in his ninth season as a professional and fifth in independent ball, Harris owns a career ERA of 3.14 and has 514 career strikeouts.
Harris will be reunited with Stompers Manager Takashi Miyoshi. The two were both in Grand Prairie with the American Association’s Air Hogs in 2014. Harris credited Yoshi’s presence as a major reason for signing with Sonoma.
Tickets and merchandise are available now either online or at the fan shop at 234 W Napa Street in downtown Sonoma. Tickets will also be available at the box office on game days, beginning 30 minutes prior to the game.
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