March 15, 2017 - Prospect League (Prospect) - West Virginia Miners
Joshua Lambert, a 6-2, 220-pound pitcher has signed his contract to play with the West Virginia Miners for the 2017 Prospect League season. His signing was announced by the Miners organization on the afternoon of March 14 as the 17th of the many individual contract signings expected to be periodically unveiled by the Beckley, WV based team over the next several months.
Lambert, a resident of Whittier, CA, is currently in his freshman season at Asuza Pacific University. The big right-hander had not appeared on the mound through Asuza Pacific's first 13 games this spring. However, the 19-year old does bring with him an impressive high school background from his time in the scholastic ranks in California.
He proved to be tough for high school hitters to solve in the spring of 2016 as he had a very stingy 1.21 earned run average as part of his 17 appearances (6 starts) along with four saves on a team that finished with a 20-10 record on the season. He signed his college letter of intent to attend Asuza Pacific on November 12, 2015.
The Prospect League is the premier collegiate wood bat summer baseball league in the Midwest. It has been operating in its current form since 2009 while serving the summer baseball needs of top collegiate players. The 2016 Prospect League title won by the Miners was the team's third league championship in the last five seasons.
Season-long box seats and other ticket packages for the West Virginia Miners are already on sale for the 2017 Prospect League season, which begins on May 30 while the Miners home opener will be on June 1 versus the Butler (PA) Blue Sox. Persons needing more information on the Miners can contact the team either by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 304-252-7233.