Dust Devils profile: Matt Pierpont

By Jack Millikin, Herald staff writerJuly 19, 2013 

10 Matt Pierpont P
Height
: 6-2
Weight: 215
Age: 22
Bats/throws: Right/right
Hometown: Canonsburg, Pa.
DOB: Jan. 25
Bio: Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 26th round out of Winthrop University, where he served as the Eagles’ top starter. Pierpont, who studied exercise science at Winthrop, led the Eagles in innings pitched (902⁄3) and strikeouts (80) in 2013 and finished his career with 12 wins and 206 strikouts. Has been steady in long relief with Tri-City, posting a 3.14 ERA over 141⁄3 innings while holding right-handed batters to .182 average. Picked up first professional victory with three scoreless innings of relief in 7-5 win at Boise on July 5.

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