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Champion City Kings Get Three From Tennessee Tech

April 4, 2014 - Prospect League (Prospect) - Champion City Kings News Release

SPRINGFIELD, Oh. - Three players from Tennessee Tech will be part of the Kings' 28-man roster when they take the field for the club's inaugural game May 28. Outfielder Anthony El Chibani and p itchers Justin Alexander and Jeb Scoggins are all expected to make an impact this summer.

El Chibani, a freshman from Knoxville, Tenn., is already seeing solid playing time for the Golden Eagles. Through 19 games, he is hitting .286 with three extra-base hits, holds an on-base percentage of .484, and has already stolen four bases on as many attempts.

"Anthony has all the skills you can't coach. He is physically gifted and extremely smart," said Kings Manager Brett Neffendorf. "It will be an exciting 60-game schedule watching Anthony track down balls and swipe bases."

Alexander, a junior from Knoxville, currently owns a 2.35 ERA through six appearances out of the bullpen.

"Justin fits the mold for what you want at the back end of your bullpen," Neffendorf said. "He can come in and shut the door as a closer or set up for the next guy."

Scoggins, a junior from Cleveland, Tenn., has made nine appearances for the Golden Eagles, including one start. The right-hander currently has a 1-0 record and has struck out 10 batters through 12.2 innings pitched.

"Jeb is going to compete right away for one of our spots in the starting rotation," Neffendorf commented. "He will challenge hitters every pitch and knows how to win."

The Kings open the 2014 season at home against the Chillicothe Paints on Wednesday, May 28 at 7:05 p.m.

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