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KURT SPOMER GETS SHOT AT THE BIG LEAGUES


(Neola) A 2008 Tri-Center graduate will get a shot at making it to the majors. Pitcher Kurt Spomer has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.


Spomer holds every career pitching record at Tri-Center. He finished his high school career with an ERA of 1.96 and totaled 27 wins. In 2008 Spomer set single season records with his .98 ERA which included four shutouts as a senior. He also holds several single season and career offensive records at Tri-Center.
 

The former Trojan recently wrapped up a memorable collegiate career with the Creighton Blue Jays which included a second team all conference selection as a junior. Spomer’s 13 saves on the mound his junior season rank second on Creighton’s single season list. The Honey Creek native finished off his college career with a 3-1 record and a 3.67 ERA in 34 1/3 innings pitched in 2012.
 

He signed the Major League contract Wednesday and reports today to the team’s rookie league in Tempe, Arizona.