Nate Antone

Height: 6-4 Weight: 210
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Resides: Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
High School: Greensburg Central Catholic (Greensburg, Pennsylvania)
College: West Virginia University (Morgantown, West Virginia – “Mountaineers”)
Draft: n/a
Born: 7/15/91 Opening Night Age: 28
Classification: ROOKIE

Career Highlights: Fourth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 2/5/20…career 1-2 record with one save and a 2.83 ERA in 53 games, 51 of them in relief…16 career games finished…82.2 career innings pitched, allowing 64 hits, 46 walks, and two home runs (0.2 home runs per nine innings)…82 career strikeouts…won 2018 Frontier League championship with the Joliet Slammers…played college baseball at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia from 2012-13, serving as a two-way player for the Mountaineers…majored in Athletic Coaching Education…also played at Potomac State College of West Virginia in Keyser, West Virginia as a freshman in 2011…hit .426 with 52 runs scored and 52 RBI for the Catamounts, while setting a program record with 27 doubles…also earned two wins and four saves as a pitcher during freshman season…helped Potomac State to a third-place finish at the 2011 Junior College Division-I World Series…played at Greensburg Central Catholic High School in Greensburg, Pennsylvania where he also lettered in football

Quebec (Can-Am/Ind.): 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA for the Capitales in 11 games, nine of them in relief…finished one game…23.1 innings pitched, allowing 25 hits, 12 walks, and one home run…struck out 16…pitched more than 1.0 inning in seven of nine relief appearances…made first career regular season start and took no-decision on 6/7 at Sussex County, allowing two earned runs and striking out five in 4.0 innings…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings on 7/1 at New Jersey…struck out three in 1.2 scoreless relief innings on 7/7 vs. Sussex County

Sussex County (Can-Am/Ind.): Made three relief appearances for the Miners, allowing six earned runs in 3.1 innings…finished one game…allowed nine hits, two walks, and zero home runs…struck out two…helped the Miners reach the Can-Am League Championship Series

Joliet (Frontier/Ind.): 1-1 with one save and a 1.25 ERA for the Slammers in 35 games, all of them in relief…finished 11 games…50.1 innings pitched, allowing 24 hits, 21 walks, and zero home runs…struck out 59…did not allow an earned run in 31 of 35 relief appearances…pitched more than 1.0 inning in 18 of 35 relief appearances…among pitchers with at least 50.0 innings pitched, ranked first in the Frontier League in ERA, tied for first in strikeout rate (31 percent), and second in strikeouts per nine innings (10.6)…struck out two in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 5/11 at Florence…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings with two strikeouts on 6/12 at Southern Illinois…struck out three in 2.2 scoreless relief innings on 6/15 vs. Gateway…pitched 2.0 scoreless relief innings with three strikeouts on 7/6 at River City…struck out four in 3.0 shutout relief innings on 7/21 vs. Florence…earned first career save on 7/28 vs. Schaumburg, pitching 0.2 scoreless innings…struck out three in 3.2 shutout relief innings on 8/8 vs. Washington…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings with three strikeouts on 8/19 vs. Traverse City…picked up first career win on 8/24 at Windy City, striking out six in 2.1 shutout relief innings…struck out three and allowed one unearned run in 3.0 relief innings on 8/30 at Traverse City…helped Slammers win Frontier League championship…2-0 with a 1.62 ERA in two starts and three relief appearances during the postseason…struck out 22 in 16.2 postseason innings…picked up win in relief in Game Two of the Frontier League Division Series on 9/5 vs. River City, striking out two in 1.1 scoreless innings…started and took no-decision in Game Four of Frontier League Division Series on 9/8 at River City, allowing one earned run in 7.1 innings while striking out 10 and not allowing a base hit…picked up relief win in Game Three of the Frontier League Championship Series on 9/14 vs. Washington, striking out five in 3.1 shutout innings…started and took no-decision in winner-take-all Game Five of the Frontier League Championship Series on 9/18 at Washington, allowing two earned runs in 3.2 innings with four strikeouts…exited Game Five with the lead, and Joliet won 4-2 to clinch the Frontier League championship

Joliet (Frontier/Ind.): Made three relief appearances for the Slammers, allowing three earned runs in 4.2 innings…finished two games

Gary SouthShore (American Association/Ind.): Made one relief appearance for the RailCats…made professional debut on 7/27 vs. Salina, striking out two in 1.0 scoreless relief inning

Rick Forney on Nate Antone: I’m excited about Nate joining our club! Nate is a solid, late-inning reliever. He battled some minor injuries last year, but I’m hoping he can regain his form and get his good mix going downhill again.

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