Fairfield, CT – Recent SHU graduate and Sacred Heart baseball ace Troy Scribner (Washington Depot, CT) signed with the Houston Astros as an undrafted free agent on Wednesday afternoon. Scribner is the second Sacred heart player to sign with a Major League team, joining John Murphy (Seymour, CT), who was drafted in the 6th round of this year's draft by the New York Yankees.
"I'm so happy to have received an opportunity like this and I am so excited to start," said Scribner.
Through his four year career, Scribner has become one of the best pitchers in Sacred Heart history, including finishing his career second in program history in both career strikeouts (261) and innings pitched (344) and wins (26).
As a sophomore, en route to being named to the All-Northeast Conference second team, Scribner led the Pioneers in wins (9), strikeouts (46), and innings pitched (95). In his junior season he once again led SHU in wins (7) and strikeouts (66). This season, Scribner led the Northeast Conference with 90 strikeouts, going 5-2 in 83.1 innings pitched. He put together possibly the best start of his career, twirling an 11 strikeout , three hit, complete game victory over the Bryant Bulldogs on April 19th at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. With the victory, Scribner snapped Bryant's 19 game winning streak and was also named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week, and Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week.
The two year team captain holds a career 4-0 record in Northeast Conference Tournament play and led the Pioneers to four straight championship game appearances including back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012. The clutch right-hander threw three straight complete game victories to open up each of the past three NEC Tournaments. Scribner made the NEC All-Tournament team in all four of his years at SHU.