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Niagara pitcher Matt Brash signs with San Diego Padres

Niagara University pitcher Matt Brash, drafted in the fourth round by the San Diego Padres, has signed with the team.

According to Jim Callis of, Brash signed for the full slot value of $512,400 for the 113th pick.

Brash is coming off a sensational season for the Purple Eagles. The Kingston, Ont., native went 4-5 with a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference-leading 2.43 ERA and set the Niagara single-season record with 121 strikeouts, which also led the MAAC and was 10th in the NCAA at the conclusion of the regular season.

Brash is the second-highest drafted player in Niagara’s program history behind Doug Farrell, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second round in 1971 and third round in 1972. Brash is the 10th Purple Eagles player since 2005 to be drafted: James Avery, Dan Griffin and Reed Eastley (2005), Jeff Vincent (2006), Wynton Bernard (2012), Jordan Schwartz (2014), Daniel Procopio and Tanner Kirwer (2017) and Greg Cullen (2018).

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