The Schaumburg Boomers have added to the 2021 roster, signing 2B Alec Craig and C/3B Eric Jones.
Alec Craig joins the Boomers after spending time with the Westside Woolly Mammoths (USPBL) and the Minnesota Twins Rookie Affiliate, Gulf Coast Twins (GCL Twins). In nine games with the Woolly Mammoths, Craig batted .483 with a .651 on-base percentage. He accounted for 14 hits, including four doubles and six RBI. Craig appeared in 30 games with the GCL Twins and hit .235 with a .417 on-base percentage. He logged 19 hits, six RBI, and six stolen bases.
“Alec has some versatility defensively and has always been a guy that knows how to get himself on base. His speed will also be a big asset for us,” said Manager Jamie Bennett.
A native of Sicklerville, New Jersey, Craig was a standout at Chestnut Hill College. The four-year starter posted a career slash line of .314/.447/.449. His 181 hits are second all-time in program history and is first in games played (172), games started (169), runs scored (155), triples (19), walks (129), stolen bases (98), and assists (454). Craig was named an All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference four times and Chestnut Hill College Baseball MVP twice.
Eric Jones spent the 2019 season playing for the Utica Unicorns of the United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL) before signing with the Minnesota Twins organization. He batted .390 for the Unicorns in 20 games, hitting four home runs and posted a .597 slugging percentage. The Twins assigned Jones to their Rookie League affiliate Gulf Coast Twins. He appeared in five games.
“Eric is a very polished hitter with a lot of upside. He should help offensively with a rare combination of power and average,” said Manager Jamie Bennett.
The Charlotte, North Carolina native played his college baseball at Davidson University. The right-hander batted .332 with a .519 slugging percentage in 198 career games at Davidson. He tallied 247 hits, 31 home runs, and 142 RBI. He was named team captain for his senior season and earned team MVP honors both his junior and senior season.
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