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March 5, 2013 - New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) - Valley Blue Sox News Release

Holyoke, MA - He might not have yet been called on in the 2013 season by the Stanford Cardinals, but he will be definitely called upon during the summer when he heads to the northeast and joins the Blue Sox for summer ball.

Freshman right-handed pitcher Freddy Avis is set to join the Blue Sox following the conclusion of Stanford's regular season.

Avis, a native of Palo Alto, California, enters his first season with the Cardinal as a top prospect on the mound, considering he was drafted in the 25th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals.

In high school, Avis finished his senior year with 11 appearances and nine starts turning in a 5-2 record with a 1.88 ERA in 44.2 IP and recording 76 strikeouts.

In his junior campaign, Avis went 10-1 with a 2.39 ERA in 73.1 IP and set down 106 batters on strikes.

By no surprise, at the end of both of those seasons Avis was named the West Bay Athletic League MVP, and earned All-State in his senior year.

Avis was named on of California's top-10 players and one of the nation's top 50 players by ESPN.

Avis is the son of Anne and Gregg Avis, his mother played lacrosse and field hockey at Williams College while his father played baseball at Williams College.

He has two siblings, Charlie and Emily, who both are athletes as well. Emily played volleyball at Williams College, while Charlie is a professional cyclist for Trek Livestrong.

At Stanford, Avis is planning on pursuing a pair of degrees, one in political science and the other in music, science and technology.

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