Pheasants Continue Stocking Roster
by KDLT Sports
January 13, 2011 5:50 PM
Sioux Falls, SD—The Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants are reloading their roster from the record breaking 2010 season. The club announced today they have re-signed All-Star third baseman Trevor Lawhorn and utility man Kevin Carby. Both players were part of the record setting 2010 Pheasants club that won 63 games and a North Division championship.
Lawhorn batted .292 with 102 hits and 65 RBI in 91 games last season with the Pheasants. It marked the second straight season he amassed 100 hits or more with the club. The Wilmington, NC native also slugged out 16 home runs and hit 20 doubles on the season. He was named to the American Association All-Star Game in July and was also named to the 2010 Postseason All-Star Team.
Carby was a utility man who played both infield and outfield for the Pheasants in 2010, batting .278 with 34 RBI in 61 games in his rookie season. He racked up 60 hits, 12 doubles and 3 home runs in his first year with the club. A native of Tulsa, OK, Carby was second on the team last year with 16 stolen bases.
“We are very excited to be able to bring back Trevor and Kevin,” said Pheasants manager Steve Shirley. “They will be key contributors as we try to retain our division title and work towards another league championship,” added Shirley.
The Pheasants open the 2011 regular season on May 12th in St. Paul. The home opener is set for Monday, May 16th against the Winnipeg Goldeyes.