Arguably, the hottest pitchers in the all of Independent Baseball are Ryan Bicondoa, Erik Dessau, and Joshua Beshears. Bicandoa has a perfect 4-0 record, the others are 3-0 and each sports an ERA under one.
Bicondoa, who pitches for the North Shore Spirit (Lynn, MA) of the Can-Am League, hurled a two-hit shutout at Quebec Thursday night, winning 1-0. The 6-foot-3 righthander has not allowed an earned run and has surrendered only 11 hits while striking out 33 in 30 innings.
Dessau, another righthander, has blown away 26 in his 26.1 innings. The Gateway Grizzles (Sauget, IL) starter has held Frontier League opponents to a .194 average, while posting a 0.68 ERA.
Beshears has gone a different route than his fellow righthanders. The Winnipeg Goldeyes hurler has allowed more walks (18) than strikeouts (17), but his .150 average against with runners in scoring position helps keep his Northern League- leading ERA at 0.56.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
THREE PITCHERS, THREE PERFECT RECORDS, & THREE ERA’S UNDER 1
Former chief spokesman for Major League Baseball Commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Peter Ueberroth. Six years as publicity director for the Kansas City Royals, and a background in newspaper, radio and television. Started Wirz & Associates, a sports PR and consulting firm, in 1985. Has written extensively on Independent Baseball since 2003.