BOULDERS, WILD THINGS SWAP PITCHERS

The Washington Wild Things have completed a trade with the New York Boulders, swapping left-handed pitchers, the teams announced Monday. In exchange for McKenzie Mills, Washington acquired James Mulry.

Mulry comes to the Wild Things after posting a 3.83 earned run average in 37 games (one start) this past season for New York. The lefty had one save and a 4-4 record in 56.1 innings pitched. He allowed 51 hits and walked 17, while posting 57 punchouts.

After pitching at Northeastern in college, Mulry pitched in the Can-Am League with the Ottawa Champions in 2017 to begin his pro career. He then took his talents to Schaumburg in 2018 before heading to New York for the next three seasons, starting in 2019. That season, Mulry posted a 3-1 record with a 1.82 ERA in 52 appearances and fanned 41 in 39.2 innings. He pitched in the Boulders’ end of the All American Baseball Challenge in 2020 before his solid year in 2021.

“I was impressed by [Mulry] when he faced us last year,” said pitching coach Alex Boshers. “He’ll be a big piece of the bullpen and add lefty depth to the staff.”

Mills will give the Boulders a solid lefthanded starter after pitching to a 3.81 ERA for the Frontier League runner-up Wild Things. Mills made 16 starts this past season and allowed only 84 hits over 92 innings while walking 35 and striking out 67.

Mills, 25, was an 18th round choice in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals out of Sprayberry High School in his hometown of Marietta, GA. He spent the next three-plus years in the Nationals’ organization before seeing time with minor league affiliates of the Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins through the 2019 season. The southpaw signed on with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association where he spent the 2020 campaign.

The Wild Things are in preparation for their 20th Frontier League season in 2021. Season tickets are on sale now at washingtonwildthings.com or by calling 724-250-9555. Become a season-ticket member to join the Wild Things’ family and receive exclusive benefits and discounted ticket prices. Plans start as low as $9 per game.

Information regarding season tickets and packages for the Boulders’ 2022 season are available by calling 845-364-0009 or sliding to www.NYBoulders.com.

Debuting in 1993, the Frontier League is the largest and longest-running of the modern independent leagues and features teams stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway.  In September of 2020, the Frontier League reached an agreement to become a “Partner League” with Major League Baseball.

As a “Partner League,” the Frontier League and its teams will meet on a regular basis with MLB representatives to discuss joint marketing and promotional opportunities, as well as collaborate on initiatives to provide organized baseball to communities throughout the United States and Canada.

More information can be found at www.frontierleague.com.

 

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