Steve Matre isn't giving up the ball.
The Purcell grad, who set an NCAA Division III career record for saves in spite of an injury that cost him his senior season, is signing today with the Florence Freedom.
Matre was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 39th round of the 2010 draft.
Matre pitched 25 innings for the Dodgers Arizona rookie league team and Ogden of the Pioneer league. He had a 0-1 record with a 4.26 ERA and 26 strikeouts before being released in 2011.
Matre celebrated his 25th birthday on Tuesday May 21.