Former SteepleCat, Roberto Martinez, Appears on ABC's The Bachelorette
Tuesday July 06th, 2010
North Adams, MA - Former North Adams SteepleCat Roberto Martinez will bring Williamstown native Ali Fedotowsky on a hometown date on the Monday, July 12, episode of ABC hit show The Bachelorette. In the episode, Martinez will give Fedotowsky his SteepleCats baseball card from 2002, which was taken by Gillian Jones of the North Adams Transcript.
Martinez pitched for the SteepleCats during their inaugural season in 2002. He made eight starts for the SteepleCats that season and went 2-5 with a 5.86 ERA. He pitched 35 1/3 innings, struck out 27 batters, walked 27 batters and held opponents to a .244 batting average. His eight starts were tied for the most on the team and his first start was on June 9, 2002 in the SteepleCats' second game as a franchise.
Martinez was drafted out of high school by the Colorado Rockies in the 21st round of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft. He did not sign and opted to attend St. Petersburg Junior College. He was then drafted again by the Minnesota Twins in the 30th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft, but chose to pitch for the SteepleCats and attend the U. of Tampa.