Tri-State Native, Shane Weedman Signs Extension with the Evansville Otters
by: Zane Clodfelter, Evansville Otters Communications Manager I Public Address Announcer - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Evansville Otters have signed Tell City native Shane Weedman to a contract extension after a breakout season with the Otters in 2016.
Weedman, a 2011 Tell City graduate, was signed by Evansville midway through the 2015 season after he finished his collegiate playing career, which included stops at Vincennes University (2012-13) and Indiana University Southeast (2014-15).
“Shane did a great job for us last year, especially down the stretch and in the playoffs,” Otters manager Andy McCauley said. “He really showed a lot of improvement and things really clicked for him after a few adjustments with pitching coach Max Peterson.”
Last season, Weedman made 30 appearances—six of them starts. He finished 7-3 with a 3.52 ERA in 76.2 innings on the mound. He struck out 74 batters and walked only 40.
“He's got command of three pitches,” McCauley said. “At times one or two would be inconsistent, but down the stretch he seemed to have that command.”
In 2015, Weedman made 13 appearances and finished with a 3.26 ERA.
“Shane will be a big part of the staff in some capacity,” McCauley said. “He has done a great job for us in both relief and starts.
“We will have to see where we need him most in spring training.”
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.
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Evansville Otters Communications Manager I Public Address Announcer