Niagara University could also be thought-about a small NCAA Division I college, however they’ve performed an amazing job in recent times growing athletes to play professionally after faculty.
One of these student-athletes is Matt Brash, who simply turned the primary former Niagara participant since 1953 to be known as as much as the main leagues.
🚨He’s headed to the large leagues, of us! A HUGE congratulations to Matt Brash, who has been known as up by the @Mariners! He is the primary NU participant for the reason that 1950’s to be on an MLB roster!#EAGLES pic.twitter.com/aRDEhpWRmu
— Niagara Baseball (@NiagaraBASE) September 28, 2021
The 23 year-old RHP is the seventeenth Niagara participant to succeed in the majors.
Brash, who was promoted from Double A to the Big Leagues within the span of per week, was traded to the Seattle Mariners from San Diego final yr.
He was drafted by the Padres within the fourth-round of the 2019 MLB Draft out of Niagara.
In his final season at Western New York, Brash set the varsity and MAAC single-season strikeouts report that season with 121 and his 2.43 ERA ranked second at school historical past.
He additionally was the 2019 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference pitcher of the yr.
The Kingston, Ontario native had this promotion coming for a very long time. His promotion was totally deserved, contemplating he was additionally named Jamie Moyer Minor League Pitcher of the Year.
Not solely is Brash rated the Mariners tenth general prospect by MLB Pipeline, however he can be rated the workforce’s ninth prospect by Baseball America of their finish of the season rankings.
All palms on deck. #SeaUsRise pic.twitter.com/8RPeJmPYHb
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) September 28, 2021
Brash’s faculty coach, Rob McCoy traveled all the best way from New York to the Washington State to see his former participant swimsuit up for the Mariners for the primary time.
”Like I mentioned to him after we recruited him, this isn’t a 4 yr relationship. It’s a lifetime deal,” Coach McCoy wrote on twitter. ”Congrats Matty.”
Unfortunately I didn’t get to see him make his MLB debut, however extra importantly I obtained to see him and his household. Like I mentioned to him after we recruited him, this isn’t a 4 yr relationship. It’s a lifetime deal. Congrats Matty. I’ll be tuning in once more tomorrow. #EAGLES 🦅 pic.twitter.com/4QbHu0GFwO
— Rob McCoy (@CoachRobMcCoy) September 29, 2021