July 9, 2013

Saberhagan Tabbed to Lead Upstate Baseball Pitching Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Beall,
dbeall@uscupstate.edu

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Following the program's first postseason wins of its Division I era in 2013, USC Upstate baseball Head Coach Matt Fincher announced the addition of Drew Saberhagen as the new pitching coach for the Spartans.

"I am very excited to have Drew join our program," said Fincher. "He has a great background in the game and we are looking forward to having him be a part of what we are trying to accomplish."

A former MLB draftee out of high school and son of a Cy Young winner, Saberhagen joins the Upstate staff after spending the last two season with Division II member Newberry College.

"I like his background in pitching and I think he is going to be a tremendous asset to the program and we are looking forward to seeing how our pitchers develop over the next year."

Saberhagen played his college career at Pepperdine and Western Carolina. As a freshman at Pepperdine in 2005 he made his college debut as a reliever.

At WCU, Saberhagen was an All-Southern Conference first teamer in 2007 as a sophomore after leading the league in earned run average at 2.87 and finishing fourth in the conference with four wins.

Following his collegiate career, Saberhagen played and coached the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League, where he was the head coach during the 2012 season.

Saberhagen was drafted in the 38th round of the 2004 MLB Draft by the Oakland A's out of Calabasas (Calif.) High School. He is the son of 1985 and 1989 MLB American League Cy Young award winner Bret Saberhagen.

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