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PCC Alum Kintzler Reaches Major League Baseball Roster With Milwaukee

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For the first time since 2006, a Pasadena City College baseball player has reached the major leagues. Brandon Kintzler, a pitching ace on the 2003 Lancers, was called up by the Milwaukee Brewers today after performing brilliantly at both Triple-A Nashville and Double-A Huntsville. 

Kintzler, 26, made 22 appearances as a reliever for Nashville, recording a 3-0 win-loss record, a 2.36 ERA, six saves and holding opponent hitters to a .196 batting average. Prior to his Triple-A stint, the right-hander recorded 10 saves with a 0.40 ERA as a closer for Huntsville.

At one time, Kintzler was a 40th round draft choice of the San Diego Padres. Shoulder problems nearly ended his career, but the hurler eventually worked his way back into organized baseball in 2007 when he was the Northern League Rookie Pitcher of the Year for Winnipeg. In 2009, he started the American Association All-Star game as a member of the  St. Paul Saints. The Brewers organization would sign Kintzler the next day.

At PCC, Kintzler was an All-South Coast Conference First Team selection, leading the Lancers pitching staff with a 5-3 record while compiling a 3.83 ERA in 106 innings. He struck out a team-high 72 batters and pitched two complete-game shutouts. The '03 Lancers compiled a 19-18 overall record, the last time PCC finished above the .500 mark in baseball.

The last PCC alumnus to play MLB was left-handed pitcher Joey Eischen ('88 Lancers), who ended a 10-year, big league career with the Washington Nationals in 2006.

Release Date: 09/07/10
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