Nineteen former Osprey on South Bend Roster
You can just call the South Bend franchise of 2012 the Missoula Osprey Eastern Edition.
A total of 19 former Missoula Osprey players will make up the 25-man Opening Day Roster for the South Bend SilverHawks. Of the 19, 10 are pitchers, two are catchers, four infielders and all three outfielders on the roster have played in Missoula.
The pitching contingent is led by 2011 Osprey Archie Bradley, Jesse Darrah, Matt Sample, DJ Johnson, Taylor Siemens, Seth Simmons and Keith Hessler, Jeff Shields and JR Bradley from the 2010 Osprey, and 2009 Osprey reliever Kable Hogben.
Catchers Roidany Aguila (2009-11) and Fidel Pena (2010-11) will join infielders Matt Helm (2009-10), Ryan Court (2011) and Josh Parr (2011). Also listed as an infielder – “The Mayor”, Bobby Stone (2008-10), who has recovered from an arm injury that cut short his season in 2011. Stone could see time at both first base and in the outfield.
The three outfielders have also patrolled the grass at Ogren Park Allegiance Field. Ender Inciarte played in center field during the Northern Division playoff series season in 2009, while both Tom Belza and Chris Ellison played in the outfield for the Osprey in 2011.