Former Jayhawk Shaeffer Hall Wins Florida State League Title

Sept. 18, 2010

TAMPA, Fla. –

Former Kansas left-handed pitcher Shaeffer Hall helped the Tampa Yankees win their second-straight Florida State League title last week, defeating the Charlotte Stone Crabs, 9-0 in the fourth and deciding game of their best-of-five championship series.

Hall, a 6-foot-1 left-handed pitcher from Independence, Mo., pitched at KU during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He posted a 9-5 record in his first full professional season, recording a 3.91 ERA with 10 walks and 57 strikeouts in 69 innings pitched this year. He started the third game of the championship series with Charlotte, pitching seven strong innings, allowing just one earned run and three hits. He did not receive a decision in the game.

Hall was drafted by the New York Yankees organization in the 25th round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft. In two minor league seasons, Hall is 11-7 with a 2.89 ERA and 103 strikeouts in 110 innings.

Clinching the second half of the season with a 42-25 record, the Yankees led the North Division by two games. In the North Division Finals the T-Yanks swept the Dunedin Blue Jays 2-0 in the best-of-three series and gave up no runs in both games.