Padres sign Jamie Baker

(Nashua, NH, September 19, 2006) The Nashua Pride announced today that the Can-Am League has sold the contract of RHP Jamie Baker to the San Diego Padres.

Baker pitched tremendously in 34 games for Nashua this season, posting a 3-1 record with a 1.82 ERA. In his first year of professional baseball, he struck out 31 batters in 34 2/3 innings pitched and held opponents to a batting average of only .179.

For Wheaton College in 2006, Baker was 4-1 with an ERA of 1.80, struck out 32 batters and recorded 10 saves. The Boxford, MA native walked just six batters and opponents hit only .163 against him in 25 innings pitched. Baker was named to the 2006 New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Region second team, the 2006 NEWMAC All-Conference second team, and was also named to the 2006 New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game.

"Butch Hobson and I were both surprised that Baker did not get drafted out of college," reacts V.P. of Baseball Operations, Chris Hall, "Jamie committed himself to the Pride this summer and worked really hard for the team. He definitely deserves this opportunity with the Padres."

Baker impressed San Diego's scouts at two tryouts in Illinois last week and then again in Arizona this past weekend.

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