MINERS ADD THE VERSATILE ZACH BONDURANT TO THE 2019 ROSTER
Date: Mar 20, 2019
ELKVILLE, IL - A 2017 graduate from Bash High School, Raymond was ranked by Perfect Game that year as the #6 left-handed pitcher in the state. He's played for the Arizona Wildfire Baseball and Chandler-Gilbert Community College. As a Freshman last year Raymond came out of the pen to make 18 appearances tallying up 27.2 innings pitched and struck out 32 batters for Chandler-Gilbert Community College Coyotes in Chandler, Arizona.
During the summer of 2018, Raymond played in the Western Major Baseball League for the Regina Red Sox. He made 5 starts and 7 appearances out of the pen. With 40.2 innings pitched and 33 strikeouts, his best start came on July 26th against Yorkton when we pitched a complete game shutout going 9 innings, 9 K's, 1 BB, 8 hits and 0 runs scored getting the 3-0 win. Raymond has gotten a lot of NCAA DI attention and has already chosen a school to attend for his junior season next year.
On what role Raymond will play on the 2019 Aviators pitching, head coach Brent McNeil said, "Having the ability to have many different looks from our pitching staff this summer is going to be key. Brian is a reliable left-hand option to go to when needed out of the pen or even as a starter. Raymond's fastball from the left side is anywhere from 85 to 88 MPH but more importantly, he has a plus curveball that produces a lot of swing-and-misses."
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