3/14/2012 - TRAVERSE CITY, MI The Traverse City Beach Bums are excited to announce the signing of left-handed pitcher Nick Capito from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Last season, Capito tied for second on the Gauchos with 22 appearances, including five starts. Overall, the 62 lefty went 4-4 with a solid 3.90 ERA. He allowed just 55 hits in 64.2 innings of work. Arguably his best outing of the year came on April 4 when he tossed 5.2 innings of two-hit ball, allowing one run in a 4-1 win over San Jose State.
"It's rare to find a lefty like Capito that got passed up in the MLB draft, said Director of Baseball Operations, Jason Wuerfel. He competed at a high level in college and had a lot of success. He has a lot of movement on the fastball, excellent control and a plus change-up. We believe he can step in and contribute as a rookie."
As a junior in 2010, Capito logged a 4-6 record while appearing in 18 games, 13 of them starts for UCSB. He completed two games and recorded a shutout with a seven-hit effort against Sacramento State on April 1. He did not allow a runner past second base in the game and earned Big West Co-Pitcher of the Week honors for his efforts.
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