EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Evansville Otters continue to add players to the spring training roster after the signings of four more players.
Right-handed pitcher Jimmie Davis, left-handed pitcher Jason Broussard, infielder Kevin Carr and outfielder Myles Babitt are the newest additions to the defending Frontier League champions.
Davis, an Elizabethtown N.C. native, played for the University of North Carolina Pembroke from 2013-15 after starting his college career at Barton College (2011-12). In 10.1 innings on the mound as a senior with the Braves in 2015, Davis finished with a 4.35 ERA. He played for the Watertown Bucks of the Empire League last summer, where he started six games.
Broussard, an Upland, Calif. native, comes to Evansville after spending the 2016 season in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization. In eight games of affiliated action, Broussard had a 3.24 ERA and finished with a 2-0 record and 11 strikeouts. He played college baseball at Orange Coast College.
Carr, a Chandler, Ariz. product, began his collegiate career at Mesa Community College (2012-13) before finishing at Southeastern Louisiana University (2014-15). As a senior with the Lions, Carr played in 58 games and he finished with a .336 batting average. He had 36 RBIs and 15 doubles and was also a 2015 All-Southland Conference first team selection.
Babitt, a Richmond, Calif. product, spent last year in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization after being drafted in the 25th round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. In affiliated baseball, Babitt hit .300 in 28 games. He played collegiately at Cal State East Bay (2015-16) after starting at the Academy of Arts (2011-14), where he played both basketball and baseball.
Evansville will open the regular season in Marion, Ill. May 12 against the Southern Illinois Miners at 7:05 p.m. and will celebrate Bosse Field’s Opening Night May 19 against the Gateway Grizzlies at 6:35 p.m.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions. Group packages and season tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit evansvilleotters.com or call 812-435-8686.
Single game tickets are on sale now–including Opening Night 2017 and Championship Weekend games. Visit evansvilleotters.com to purchase tickets.
If you’re interested in being a member of our championship team, please call or text 812-760-8610 for part-time employment opportunities.