01/07/2021 3:46 PM -
Welcome back, Ben Erwin!
Ben is a right-handed pitcher from Spruce Grove, AB. He is currently studying at Niagara University in Ontario and playing for the NYU Purple Eagles during the academic year. Ben is coming back to the Bulls after pitching for us in the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons!
Erwin ended off his 2019 regular season with the Bulls by posting an impressive 2.73 ERA and 53 strikeouts! We can't wait to see him back on the mound.
We asked Ben some questions to give you, the fans, the inside scoop!
Q: Which MLB player do you look up to the most and why?
A: Max Scherzer, because he always competes when he is on the mound.
Q: Why did you choose the Lethbridge Bulls?
A: I chose Lethbridge because I have been playing for the Bulls since I was 17 and it wouldn't feel right to be anywhere else. I also would like to help bring a championship title back to Lethbridge for the first time since 2015.
Q: If you could give new college or university students any advice, what would it be?
A: The best advice I could give would be to learn time management skills. The toughest part of college is balancing your sport, studies, and free time. If you can balance all three you will be very successful.
Q: What is your favourite pitching style?
A: My favourite pitching style is probably pitching to contact. I like to throw to the bottom of the zone and let the movement of my fastball force groundballs.
Q: If you had the choice, what pro stadium would you choose to play in?
A: I would probably choose Dodger Stadium.