David Pastor, Sports Reporter

Humber’s pitcher Matt Stoddart is preparing to join the Tübingen Hawks of the Baseball Bundesliga to play professionally in Germany.

Stoddart has spent the last five years playing with Humber’s baseball team. He began his collegiate career as a two-way player before making the transition to Humber’s pitching rotation.

For his career Stoddart is 10th highest batting average with .348 in the program’s history while posting a record of 7-2 with an ERA of 2.95 over the past five years.

“I’m very excited to be signing my first professional contract,” Stoddart told Humber Athletics. “I’m grateful for this opportunity, and for the support of my family, friends, and the Humber community that has helped me get to this point.”

Over the summer Stoddart joined North Baseball, a program that gives baseball players from across North America the opportunity to travel playing against some of the top baseball teams across the globe.

He was able to compete in Germany, Czech Republic and Austria. It was on this trip that Stoddart was introduced to Tübingen’s assistant coach Allan Attridge.

“I’m excited to start my career overseas,” continued Stoddart. “By living in Germany, I will be able to learn and experience a new culture and language, meet new people, all while playing the sport I love,” said Stoddart to Humber Athletics.

Tübingen is improving its already solid pitching staff with Stoddart as they finished first in the Bundesliga’s South Division with an outstanding record of 26-2 last season.