SANTEE, Calif. – Former SDC Hawk's baseball player, Taylor Eichhorst, has signed a professional baseball contract with the Sissach Frogs of the National League A in Switzerland.
Eichhorst was a part of the NAIA World Series team, which won the most games in the program's history.
"When our season ended in Lewiston, I knew that I wanted to keep playing baseball after college," Eichhorst said. "Since then I have been looking for the right opportunity. When Coach Klarer contacted me I could not pass up the chance to travel to Europe and to experience a new culture and meet new people, all while playing the game that I love."
Eichhorst finished his last season hitting .243, clubbing eight homers and drove in 43 RBI. In 2013, he finished with 12 homers and 50 RBI, with a .313 avg.
He was first approached by Frogs Head Coach, Christian Klarer, through an overseas recruiter. They followed Eichhorst out in the California winter league and have been talking off and on for the past month. Coach Klarer offered Eichhorst a contract in the middle of February.
Eichhorst will start playing games right when he gets there. The first tournament is the weekend of the 27th-29th of March and regular season games begin April 11th.
The Frogs are planning on making Eichhorst a catcher with the occasional appearance at first base. The club is in the NLA and have been around for 30 years. The Frogs are one of the top clubs in all of Switzerland.