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Two Leopards Pitching in Independent League

May 22, 2017

EASTON, Pa. – Ari Kaufman ’16 and Alex Farina '15, formerly of the Lafayette baseball team, are continuing their playing careers in the Can-Am League, an independent baseball league that features six teams hailing from both the U.S. and Canada.

Kaufman is in his second stint in the league and his first with the Sussex County Miners, where he serves as a starter in the rotation. Meanwhile, Farina enters his first season with the Rockland Boulders.

In his first outing with the Miners, Kaufman tossed six innings of shutout baseball, fanning a pair of batters and allowing just four hits in a no decision against league leading Rockland this past Sunday.

On the opposing end, Farina appeared out of the Boulders’ bullpen twice against the Miners, going two innings in each of his outings. The New Canaan, Conn. native last took the hill on Saturday and pitched a flawless two frames, not allowing a single Miners’ batter to reach base. Prior to joining the Boulders, he spent the last two years in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system, where he compiled a 2.83 ERA and 5-2 record.

Both Kaufman and Farina saw time on the bump for the Leopards during their time on College Hill. Kaufman was a four-year pitcher and logged a total of 112 innings while striking out 75 batters and picking up four saves and four wins.

Farina made 42 appearances over three seasons as a Leopard and recorded 71 punchouts and three career saves.