Bio: Peterson completed his second year at Walla Walla Community College in early May with a 5-5 record in 11 starts for a Warrior squad that finished 15-13 in the Northwest Athletic Conference’s Eastern Region, 17-25 overall, and narrowly missed the NWAC playoffs under first-year head coach and former Sweets assistant Justin Speer. He threw two complete games including a seven-hit, 5-2 victory at Blue Mountain on May 4. Michael also struck out 10 batters in two other Warrior triumphs – in a 7-6 win over Wenatchee Valley on April 3 and an 11-4 rout of Yakima Valley May 11. The right-hander struck out 69 hitters in 67 innings.
Peterson posted impressive strikeout numbers for the Sweets last summer. He K’d 29 and walked just eight in 33.2 innings tossed that spanned 13 entries.
Michael said he is excited and looking forward to suiting up for the Sweets this summer. As is Frank Mutz, Sweets manager, who described Peterson as “extremely reliable.
“Once Michael started to use his change up more effectively, there were games last summer where he was unhittable,” Mutz said. “As Michael continues to get stronger, I’m certain he will be an arm we will rely on.”
Michael likes tacos, hamburgers, and chicken, but despises seafood. Two things he says he can not live without are an Xbox and television.
Michael Peterson is from Pullman, Washington and is currently attending Walla Walla Community College.
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