The Mansfield Destroyers sign yet another 2019 returner, Blake Murray from Pima Community College, along with his old roommate Eddie Rivero from Xavier University.
Murray from Minden, NV, is a 6’2, 195-pound Redshirt Freshmen switch-hitting catcher/outfielder.
Murray will be coming back to Mansfield after hitting .292 with eight doubles, two homers and 18 RBI’s for the Destroyers last season. Murray played at D1 Xavier his freshman year before transferring to Pima Community College this year.
“Blake is a great kid with a lot of raw talent. We are very excited to have Blake returning for the 2020 season,” Coach Brian Hill said.
“It’s easy to say that last summer was one of the best of my life. Great baseball, of course, but it’s the community in Mansfield and the culture of the team that holds a special place in my heart. I can’t thank Coach Hill (The Beast) enough for having me back. I can’t wait to be a Mansfield guy again,” Murray said in regards to his return.
Rivero from Riverside, CA, is a 5’10, 150-pound Sophomore right-handed hitting middle infielder. Eddie started ten games this year at Xavier in their shortened season and hit .242 and played stellar defense with only one error. Last summer for The Cincinnati Steam in the Great Lakes Collegiate League, Eddie played in 36 games and hit .266 with three doubles, one triple, and one homer.
“Eddie is a great addition to our infield bringing experience and great defensive ability,” Coach Hill said.