Schuler and Forgey Join Owls from St. Joseph’s

May. 04, 2013 @ 07:17 AM

The Forest City Owls announced the signing of LHP Stephen Schuler and OF Colin Forgey from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

Schuler is a 6-0 and 150 pound pitcher who will give the Owls a strong lefty presence out of the bullpen. As a sophomore last season, he went 5-2 with 3.19 ERA. Schuler struck out 30 in 42.1 innings pitched while holding opposing batters to a .220 batting average.

"The ability to bring in a talented left handed pitcher out of the bullpen is ideal,” said Owls manager David Tufo. “That is what we have in Schuler. He will be able to create match-up problems and further strengthen our already powerful bullpen.”

A player that Tufo is very familiar with is outfielder Colin Forgey. Forgey actually transferred to St. Joesph’s from Menlo College, the current college where Tufo is an assistant coach. At 5-11 and 185 pounds, he was one of the top hitters at Menlo College last season, hitting .297 with a team high 45 RBIs, seven triples and seven home runs. He posted a .544 slugging percentage and also finished second on the team in stolen bases with 14.

“Forgey is a great competitor who I am very familiar with,” said Tufo. “He will give us some pop and speed anywhere we put him in the lineup. He is versatile and will bring a veteran presence to the clubhouse.”

Last season St. Joesph’s finished 25-32 overall, but had a 13-10 mark in the Atlantic 10 Conference. With four players already committed from Dayton, the Owls now have a total of six players from the A10 Conference.