(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) With the MINK season winding down, Mustangs ace pitcher Aaron Baker made the move to his first professional team.
Baker signed a contract to play for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League. He'll join his new ball club Sunday night.
The Belton native went 6-1 with a 0.95 ERA this summer. Baker struck out 43 batters and walked just eight in ten games for St. Joseph.
He becomes the fourth Mustang since June 8th to make his way on to a professional team. Michael Schulze and Grant Fink were both drafted in the MLB First-Year Player Draft, and Kyle Simpson signed with the Alexandria Aces of the ULB.
As a senior at Avila University, Baker went 7-4 with opponents batting just .236 against him.
Mustangs players are nothing new for the Grizzlies. Former St. Joe infielder Spiker Helms is in his rookie season with Gateway after playing for the Kansas City T-Bones in 2012.