Local product signs with new team

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Adam Falcon is a Texas A&M University-Texarkana alum and a former player for the Yuma Hammers.

This past Thanksgiving holiday was an extra special one for one of Donaldsonville’s own.

Former Ascension Catholic pitcher Adam Falcon officially signed with the Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League on Nov. 19.

It’s just the latest turn in the successful career of the accomplished Ascension star.

Falcon began his career at Baton Rouge Community College as a two-way player for the Bears. He played one season there.

From there, he signed with Nicholls, where he played for two years.

Finally, Falcon concluded his collegiate baseball career at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

In their inaugural season, he was named the closer of the pitching staff. He made 13 appearances, compiling a 1-1 record and holding opposing batters to a .191 average.

Overall, Falcon collected six saves.

He went on to play for the Fort McMurry Giants, where he made 18 appearances, a team-high two saves, tossed 31.2 innings and struck out 44 batters.

This led to Falcon signing a professional contract with the Yuma Hammers of the Independent Desert League.

The Hammers were a brand new team to the league. They held a training camp in Chandler, Ariz. that was attended by more than 300 players. Falcon was one of the players that made the cut.

In his time with the Hammers, Falcon pitched 14.33 innings with an impressive 1.53 ERA and nine strikeouts.

Falcon is now a member of the Southern Illinois Miners. The club is based in Marion, Ill. and is coached by skipper Mike Pinto.

The Miners are coming off of a 2016 where they earned a division championship.

Southern Illinois has had 45 of their former players sign with Major League Baseball organizations.