2013 Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks
Three from the Gonzaga University Bulldogs
Zach Abbruzza, Payden Cawley-Lamb, Jimmy Sinatro set to join 2013 club.
The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks announce the signing of three players for the upcoming season, all hailing from Gonzaga University.
Pitcher/infielder Zach Abbruzza, Utility infield/outfielder Payden Cawley-Lamb, and catcher James Sinatro are all set to join 2013 club following Gonzaga's title quest this spring. They have already won the WCC championship during the 2013 season, and look to go all the way.
ZACH ABBRUZZA, RHP/IF
Zach is a 6-2, 205 pound right-handed pitcher and infielder from Gonzaga. He will pitch primarily from relief for the Goldpanners in 2013, but he will certainly be given the chance to start, as well. He will also see time at first base. Abbruzza is a sophomore, he hails from Redmond, WA, and was named first team All-Kingco as a junior and senior. As a senior, was selected first team All-State 4A, Kingco Player of the Year, Washington Coaches Association Co-State 4A Player of the Year, Seattle Times All-Area as a utility… threw 34 innings and maintained a 1.03 earned-run average with 10 walks and 36 strikeouts as a senior…batted .409 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI…as a junior, went 7-0, threw 51 frames and recorded a 1.23 ERA…hit .405 with 3 homers and 23 RBI.
PAYDEN CAWLEY-LAMB, UT/OF
Payden will be used all around the field for the Goldpanners in 2013. Though a seasoned athlete in the outfield for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, he will see time in the Fairbanks infield in addition to his work in the outfield. Cawley-Lamb is a 5-10, 185 pound left-handed hitting junior, and he hails from Buckley, WA. He played for the Wenatchee AppleSox of the West Coast League…batted .345 throughout the summer with 13 doubles, 2 triples, a home run…scored 43 runs while driving in 28…selected to the East All-Star team, made two plate appearances.
JAMES SINATRO, C
James "Jimmy" Sinatro is a freshman catcher for Gonzaga University. He served primarily in a backup role this season for the WCC Champion Bulldogs, but will be called upon for a heavier workload in Fairbanks.
Sinatro is a 5-10, 195 pound right-handed batter, and he hails from Sammammish, Washington (home of 2002 NBC Champion outfielder Tim Montgomery).
The son of former major league catcher Matt Sinatro, Jim has the skills and the knowledge to operate as the club's field general. Experience with the wood bat and playing time are all that is needed to watch Sinatro grow as a ballplayer.
To see the 2013 Goldpanners roster to date, visit Goldpanners.com