The Evansville Otters have signed relief pitcher Josh McClain of West Chester University to a 2018 contract.

McClain, 22, led West Chester to the 2017 Division II NCAA championship with a 10-2 record, 10 saves and 2.97 ERA in 29 games, all in relief.  McClain, a senior, was named most valuable player of the D-II College World Series with a 2-0 record and a 1.86 ERA.

He was also named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference pitcher of the year in May.

A native of Tunkhannuck, Pa., McClain was 1-0 with a 2.66 ERA and eight saves in 23 games out of the bullpen in as a junior in 2016.

McClain began his collegiate career at Northampton Community College.

The Otters will face the Washington Wild Things at Bosse Field on May 11 to open the 2018 Frontier League regular season.