Betts signs Independent League contract

Marshall Betts (c) 2014 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

HARLINGEN, Texas – Marshall Betts (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur), who graduated in May and former member of the McDaniel baseball team, has signed a professional baseball contract with the Brownsville Charros of the United League.

Betts, a four-year starter for the Green Terror, becomes the ninth player in program history to play professional baseball.

He is the first McDaniel player to play professionally since Harold Baines, Jr. '09 was drafted by the Chicago White Sox and spent time in their minor league system.

Betts hit .319 in his 132 career games with the Green Terror, ranking second all-time with 159 base hits. He rapped out a program-record 31 doubles and blasted nine home runs. He also drove in 89 runs, which ranks second all-time. Betts was a second-team All-Centennial Conference selection in 2013 and first-team nod at first base in 2014 after hitting .341 during his season season.

Betts has started the last two games for the Charros. In his debut on Tuesday, he went 2-for-4 with a double while playing second base and batting sixth. On Wednesday, he moved up to second in the lineup and played third base but went 0-for-4 against the top team in the league.

The United League is a four-team independent baseball league in Texas that was formed in 2006. Brownsville is a new team in the league in 2014.

The Charros, who play the majority of their games on the road, continue their series in Rio Grande this weekend.

More information on the United League, including the league schedule and statistics can be found at http://pointstreaksites.com/view/unitedleague.

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