June 26, 2018 -- Former Mount St. Mary's University first baseman Tyler Post recently signed a professional contract with the Aguada Explorers of the Empire Professional Baseball League (EPBL).
Post has made a strong first impression with the Explorers, going 8-for-13 in his first 15 plate appearances with one double, one homer and three RBIs. The Brookeville, Maryland native currently ranks second in the EPBL in both batting average (.615) and on-base percentage (.667).
Post graduated from Mount St. Mary's in 2017 as a .230 career hitter with 10 homers and 72 RBIs. He broke out during his senior campaign, hitting a career-best .290 while leading the team in doubles (15), home runs (5), RBIs (33), and slugging percentage (.475). Post's 15 doubles in 2017 were the 10th-most in a single season in program history.
ABOUT THE EPBL
The Empire League is an Independent Professional Baseball Organization established in 2015. The league operates with teams primarily out of the states of New York, Puerto Rico and Maine. The EPBL is a Rookie to Class A-level of minor league baseball, meant to give players out of college or with little pro experience the true opportunity at staying in shape and providing them the chance at being signed to higher level league contracts with affiliated or independent teams.