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Tillman Pugh's Contract Purchased by Ottawa of Can-Am League

June 9, 2018 - Pacific Association (PA) - Vallejo Admirals News Release

"Tillman Pugh has served as the catalyst for the Admirals' recent success, including our 2017 championship," said Admirals assistant general manager Matt Snyder. "We're very excited to see him move on to Ottawa. The Champions are one of the premier franchises in independent baseball, and we wish Tillman the very best."

A native of Oakland, Calif., Pugh starred in baseball and football for national powerhouse De La Salle High School of Concord. Focusing on baseball after that, he played for Arizona State in 2008 and Phoenix's Gateway Community College in 2009. The Seattle Mariners selected Pugh in the 16th round of the 2009 draft, but he opted not to sign. He redshirted for Sonoma State in 2010, then elected to sign with the New York Mets when he was chosen in the 15th round. Pugh spent the next three years in the Mets system, ascending as high as Single-A Savannah of the South Atlantic League. He also briefly played for Kannapolis of the Sally League in the 2012 season, within the Chicago White Sox chain.

Pugh's independent baseball career began in 2013 with Gary of the American Association. He spent his first full season in a Vallejo Admirals uniform during the 2014 campaign. His next two years were split among Gary and fellow American Association club Winnipeg, and Schaumburg of the Frontier League.

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