Three Pitchers Headed to Boise

Cubs1The Boise Hawks, in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, have announced that three pitchers have been assigned to  the club prior to today’s 7:15 p.m. first pitch against Vancouver.

2014 draft picks James Farris and Jeremy Null, along with free agent signee Daniel Lewis will join the Hawks bullpen, pushing the number of pitchers on the roster to 18.

Farris will make his professional debut with the Hawks after three solid seasons in the rotation at the University of Arizona.  The ninth-round selection helped the Wildcats to the 2012 NCAA title, going 6-6 with 3.40 ERA this past season.

Null made two appearances in Mesa after being drafted by the Cubs in the 15th round out of Western Carolina, where he was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection.  The 6-7 righty was 6-4 with a 2.92 ERA this past season for the Catamounts.

Lewis took a round-about way to professional baseball after spending four years in the United States Air Force.  The 6-2 righty pitched at Pensacola State CC this spring and showcased a live fastball this summer in the Cape Cod League – and signed with the Cubs.  He will make his professional debut in Boise.

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