Gastonia Honey Hunters Bring Back Cole Freeman, Ink Steven Sensley


The Gastonia Honey Hunters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) have acquired two players: returning infielder Cole Freeman and newly signed first baseman/outfielder Steven Sensley, today the team announced.

Cole Freeman returns to Gastonia Honey Hunters.

Freeman, a former Los Angeles Dodgers 18th round selection in the 2018 MLB Draft out of Louisiana State, played in 19 games for Gastonia in 2022, hitting .324 with one home run and 14 RBI with three stolen bases and struck out only six times in 81 plate appearances.

Also, the 28-year-old suited up with Washington Nationals’ Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings, last season, and he hit two longballs while driving in eight runs with 15 base thefts in 114 at-bats in 50 contests.

Sensley spent last year with the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League, where he batted .263 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI in 228 at-bats in 65 games.

The former University of Louisiana at Lafayette¬†product spent four campaigns in the New York Yankees’ system after they picked him in the¬†12th round¬†of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft.

— Jerry Del Priore

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