Former hurler Robbett signs on with Ruidoso Osos

WASHINGTON – Former CUA pitcher Billy Robbett ’10 recently signed a contract with the Ruidoso Osos of the Pecos League.  He will report to spring training on May 2 with the club’s first game slated for eight days later vs. the Roswell Invaders.

Prior to being signed by Ruidoso, Robbett played for the San Diego Surf Dogs out of the Arizona Winter League (AWL). The AWL provides professional baseball players, especially overlooked recent college grads and just released pro players, a winter instructional league to be able to compete for pro jobs during spring training, or for those currently under contract to sharpen their skills and be a step ahead of other wintering players.

During the winter league season, Robbett went 1-1 in six games with an ERA of 3.00.  He struck out nine batters in 12 innings of work and earned the win against the Yuma Scorpions on February 7.

The AWL is widely considered the most effective winter pro baseball developmental league and has had over 200 players from the first four seasons sign professional contracts with numerous clubs and teams around the world. 

Robbett’s new team, Ruidoso, plays in the Pecos League, which is an independent professional baseball league headquartered in Houston, Texas.  Six teams make up this year’s league, including the Alpine Cowboys, Carslbad Bats, Las Cruces Vaqueros, Roswell Invaders, White Sands Pupfish and the Osos.  This year’s schedule will offer a 68 game regular season.

For more information on Ruidoso, which is located in New Mexico, visit the team’s website.

While at CUA, Robbett went 3-1 in 14 appearances on the mound in 2010.  During the 2008 season Robbett worked 21 innings in 20 appearances and went 2-1 and in 2007 he registered two wins in 16 appearances, working 25.1 innings during that time.