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PCC Pro Alum Kintzler To Throw Out 1st Pitch For 2011 Baseball
Pasadena City College 2003 alumnus Brandon Kintzler, now playing Major League Baseball as a relief pitcher on the Milwaukee Brewers, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch Thursday, Feb. 3 to mark the opening of the 2011 Lancers season. PCC hosts Antelope Valley College in a 2 p.m. start at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field, located next to the Rose Bowl.
At PCC, Kintzler was an All-South Coast Conference First Team selection as the ace of 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 that season.
Kintzler made his MLB debut last September after performing brilliantly at both Triple-A Nashville (Tennessee) and Double-A Huntsville (Alabama). 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.
Kintzler is the only current Lancer alumnus playing in the big leagues, but he is one of many PCC players that made it to MLB. The list includes such players as Hall of Famer and Brooklyn Dodgers' great Jackie Robinson, 400-homer hitter Darrell Evans, San Diego Padres' stolen base record holder Alan Wiggins, and New York Yankees' All-Star outfielder Irv Noren.
Release Date: 01/31/11