Diamondbacks Purchase Contract of Kevin Lachance
WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes announced Saturday that the Arizona Diamondbacks have purchased the contract of infielder Kevin Lachance.
Lachance hit .372 with eight runs scored, three doubles, two home runs, seven RBI, 12 walks, three stolen bases, and a .509 on-base percentage in 13 games. Earlier this season, the Clifton, Virginia native was named the American Association’s first Batter of the Week for 2019.
The Goldeyes acquired Lachance from the Frontier League’s Lake Erie Crushers last November. Lachance becomes the 77th player in Goldeyes’ history to have his contract sold to a Major League organization, and the third during the 2019 calendar year.
Lachance was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 10th round in 2016 out of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The 24-year-old Lachance is the Retrievers all-time leader in stolen bases, and helped the Rookie Pioneer League’s Ogden Raptors win a championship during his rookie professional season in 2017. Last year, Lachance posted a .342 on-base percentage for Lake Erie, and was 10-for-11 in stolen base attempts before his season was cut short due to injury.
The Goldeyes play game two of a three-game series against the Sioux Falls Canaries tonight. First pitch from Sioux Falls Stadium is at 6:05 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca Coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. with Around the Association.
The Goldeyes return home on Monday for a seven-game homestand when they host the Sioux City Explorers at 7:05 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now by visiting www.goldeyes.com/tickets or by visiting the box office at Shaw Park.
For information on 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com.
By Steve Schuster