With baseball around the corner, the Long Island Ducks yesterday announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Dylan Peiffer. He begins his second season with the Ducks and second in professional baseball.
Peiffer joined the Ducks in August of 2021 after beginning the year with the Williamsport Crosscutters of the MLB Draft League. He made 21 appearances with Long Island during the regular season, posting a 3-2 record with a 1.69 ERA, one save and 30 strikeouts across 26.2 innings of work. He surrendered an earned run in just four of his 21 outings, yielding only five earned runs total, and made seven appearances of more than one inning. The 23-year-old then pitched in three games during the postseason, permitting only one earned run in four innings while striking out four batters.
““Dylan did a tremendous job for us in his professional debut last season,” Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff said in a press release. “He handled several different roles in our bullpen, and we are happy to have him back in the fold for 2022.”
The Allentown, Pa., native appeared in seven contests with Williamsport following his collegiate career at Widener University. He went 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA, one save and 16 strikeouts over 12.1 innings.
In his five seasons of college baseball, the righty compiled a 15-10 record with a 3.65 ERA, eight complete games, four shutouts, one save and 176 punchouts over 202.1 innings over 46 games (31 starts). He was named to the Mid Atlantic Conference in 2020 and twice was named the MAC Commonwealth Pitcher of the Week.
“I can’t wait to come back to Long Island,” Peiffer said. “Last year was my first taste of pro ball, and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. The fans are incredible, and the team welcomed me with open arms. I’m most excited for another shot at the Atlantic League title.”
Long Island kicks off the 2022 Atlantic League campaign on Friday, April 22 at home versus the York Revolution.
— Jerry Del Priore
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