FAIRFIELD, Conn – Former Sacred Heart baseball player, Troy Scribner, who was signed as an undrafted free agent last season by the Houston Astros, has been moved up to Houston's AA affiliate, the Corpus Christi Hooks.
Initially playing in the Gulf Coast Rookie League after being signed, Scribner spent some time as both a starter and a reliever. The right-hander was outstanding in his time in rookie ball, allowing just four earned runs in 28.2 innings, while striking out 42 batters. He then ended the 2013 season in single A ball, playing for the Tri-City ValleyCats of the New York-Penn League.
After spending some time in extended spring training to begin this season, Scribner has now found himself in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he has already recorded a win in his first appearance. Coming out of the bullpen, Scribner pitched two scoreless innings on Friday night against the Frisco RoughRiders.
In his four seasons in Fairfield, Scribner became of the best pitchers to wear the red and white. He sits second in SHU history in strikeouts (261), innings pitched (344), and wins (26). 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 the 2011, 2012, and 2013 NEC Tournaments. Scribner made the NEC All-Tournament team in all four of his years at SHU.