Arizona signs UHV pitcher

After signing a free agent contract, University of Houston-Victoria pitcher Tanner Hamilton is ready to pitch for the Arizona Diamondbacks extended spring training squad in Phoenix.


The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed University of Houston-Victoria pitcher Tanner Hamilton to a free-agent contract.

Hamilton, who finished the 2012 season with a 4-4 record for the Jaguars, is expected to report to extended spring training in Phoenix and will be assigned from there. His three options are to stay in Phoenix for more instructional league, be assigned to a team in a rookie league or short season in Class A.

In his one season with the Jaguars he compiled a 5.83 ERA as he allowed 50 runs on 65 hits and 30 walks, while striking out 38 over 54 innings. He made 12 appearances with 10 starts and one complete game.

He was currently playing with the Regina Red Sox in the Western Major Baseball League where he was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA. In his only start he tossed seven shutout innings allowing four hits and a walk, while striking out seven.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow