March 1, 2011

UMW Baseball Alum Will Wright Signs Pro Contract with Traverse City of Frontier League

University of Mary Washington baseball alumnus Will Wright (St. Louis, Mo., St. Louis Priory) has signed a professional contract for the 2011 season with the Traverse City (MI) Beach Bums of the Frontier League, becoming the 13th player in program history to move to the professional ranks. 

Wright, who led the Eagles with a .471 average last spring, also added a team-high 18 doubles to go with six triples and six home runs en route to Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year and all-region honors, as the Eagles went 28-14 and finished third at the NCAA South Regional Tournament after claiming the CAC Championship.

Traverse City is a member of the Frontier League, an independent league with 12 teams stretching from Illinois to Pennsylvania. The Beach Bums 2011 season begins on May 27.