The South Georgia Peanuts, presented by Security Bank, are pleased to
announce that pitcher Jared Sutton’s contract has been purchased by the
Milwaukee Brewers organization. Sutton appeared in three games for the
Peanuts. He posted a 2.00 ERA with 14 strikeouts in nine innings of work.
“I am really excited, there are a bunch of things going through my head,”
Sutton said. “This is pretty much all of our goals to get back to
affiliated ball. For me, it is just getting there for the first time and I
am really excited right now.”
Sutton’s signing ends a whirlwind three weeks for the right-handed
pitcher. Sutton was one of three pitchers signed at a local tryout camp
that took place in Albany a few days prior to spring training. Sutton also
had to finish some classes during the few days between the tryout camp and
spring training beginning.
Sutton, in his short time with the Peanuts, became one of the top
strikeout pitchers in the South Coast League. He led the league in
strikeouts for a number of days. His game high for strikeouts came on May
21 when he struck out seven against the Anderson Joes.
Sutton and his teammates found out the news during the ballgame on
Saturday night. A member of the Peanuts organization got the phone call
from the Brewers and then went to the team’s dugout to tell manager Wally
Backman who then gave the news to Sutton and the rest of the team.
“It’s a great thing for a good person,” Peanuts catcher Tug Gillingham
said. “That’s what we are all kind of here for. To know that someone is
getting picked off our team shows that people are watching and it drives
us and fuels us a little bit more.”
Sutton has been assigned to the “West Virginia Power.” The “Power” is the
Brewers’ Class A team which plays in the South-Atlantic League. Sutton is
the first player to appear in a game for the Peanuts to be signed by a
major league organization