Otters sign infielder Josh Allen following tryout

The Evansville Otters signed infielder Josh Allen, joining lefthanded pitcher Jon Jones, whom they also landed following a recent tryout at Nashville, Tenn.

Allen, who played for the University of West Florida, was named to the 2013 NCAA South Regional all-tournament team. He hit .417 during the South Regional with a home run and nine runs batted in.

“Josh showed very well at the Nashville tryout,” stated Otters manager Andy McCauley. “He is a plus defender who can play all three infield positions (other than first base). We are looking for him to compete for a starting job up the middle.”

He batted a team-high .337 at West Florida in 2013, with two homers and 19 RBIs. He also played for the State College of Florida in 2012 and Chipola College in ’13.


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About Gordon Engelhardt

Many moons ago, I was a semipro baseball pitcher and my love for the grand old game continues unabated. I was lucky enough to cover the White Sox in the 1983 ALCS and the Cubbies in the 1984 NLCS while living in northern Illinois. I have covered several Cardinals games, but never in postseason.

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