Perret to Play Pro Baseball With Carlsbad Bats

Perret to Play Pro Baseball With Carlsbad Bats

WC Alum Signs Contract With Pecos League Team

CHESTERTOWN, MD – Former Washington College baseball player and 2009 graduate of the school Greg Perret will continue his baseball career as a professional in New Mexico.  Perret recently signed a contract to play for the Carlsbad Bats of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, a league that is based in New Mexico and Texas.

The Bats are one of six teams in the league that plays a 68-game schedule from May 11-August 10.  This is the first year of the Pecos League, an independent baseball league. 

"It has been my lifelong goal to play professional baseball in the States and I'm excited that this is my first season," states Perret.  Prior to joining the Bats, he played professionally in Australia with the Victoria Park Belmont Baseball Club of Baseball WA (Western Australia) on its Vic Park Reds squad and in Belgium with the Port of Antwerp Greys. 

Perret hit .330 in Australia, was named the Reds' Most Valuable Player and finished third in the league MVP voting.  In Belgium, he batted .375 and was tops on the team with five stolen bases.

Perret was the Shoremen's starting shortstop from 2007-09 after transferring from Division II Belmont Abbey.  He hit .276 in 93 career games for Washington with 47 runs scored and 44 RBI.  He enjoyed his best collegiate season as a senior in 2009, hitting .322 with 23 scored, 20 RBI, four doubles, four triples, a home run and nine stolen bases.

Perret also made eight career appearances on the mound for the Shoremen, going 3-3 while striking out 27 batters in 27.2 innings pitched.

Carlsbad opens up the 2011 season under manager John Aber on May 11 against the Alpine Cowboys in Alpine, TX at Kokernot Baseball Park.