How do you spell relief? Ty Foster, Indiana Baseball League

‘Foster Takes on Reliever Role for 18+ Arrows’

Submitted by John Decosta, Indiana Baseball League President and Arrows manager

In his nine years with the Arrows Ty Foster had pitched a total of five innings usually in mop up situations. He’s better known in the league as a dangerous hitter.

On opening day last Sunday he entered the game in the bottom of the first inning after seven runs had scored on one hit. Coming in as an emergency, he proceeded to throw 12 innings, allowing his team to chip away at the lead and ultimately win the game.

Between the third and 11th inning he retired 25 out of 30 batters. This was a remarkable performance by a position player. He also started the scoring with a 3-run home run in the third inning.

It was pretty remarkable. I’d planned on using him for an inning or two just to stop the bleeding. He was getting guys out without throwing that many pitches and I asked him every inning if he was OK and all he said was ‘I got this.’