EDINBURG – The Edinburg Roadrunners of the North American League announced today that they have acquired Wilmer Pino from the Winnipeg Goldeyes (American Association) for a player to be named later.
In 2011, Pino played in six games for the Goldeyes and hit .238 with one walk and recorded five hits.
Pino was a key factor in the success of the Roadrunners in 2010 after posting a .325 batting average with seven home runs and 54 RBIs. He led the team with 113 hits and was a menace on the bases with a league-leading 50 stolen bases.
“We are excited to get him back,” said Roadrunner Manager Steve Maddock, “He was a premiere player in the league last season and he will add to the speed of this ball club.”
Pino is expected to be the starting second baseman come opening day when the Roadrunners open the 2011 season on Wednesday May 25 at Edinburg Baseball Stadium against the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings.
An exhibition game is scheduled for Tuesday morning at 10:30 am at Edinburg Baseball Stadium between the Roadrunners and the McAllen Thunder. Local students will be in attendance for the first Kid’s Day of the season.
Individual Game and Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 956-380-4446 or Go to www.roadrunnerball.com for more information.