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September 5, 2013

Former Indiana State standout joins baseball staff as graduate assistant

Mike Farrell is former Milwaukee Brewers scout

TERRE HAUTE — Former Sycamore All-American Mike Farrell, who worked as a scout with the Milwaukee Brewers until 2010, has joined the Indiana State baseball staff as an undergraduate student assistant coach, coach Mitch Hannahs said Thursday.

“Mitch is one of the best baseball people I know and I am grateful to be associated with him and the university that I love,” Farrell said.

The former Sycamore has returned to Indiana State to complete his undergraduate degree in Communication. He was Journalism major as a student-athlete and is looking forward to completing his Bachelor’s and beginning work on his Masters.

“There was a time when Indiana State was the place to go if you wanted to play baseball,” Farrell said. “Other state programs have made strides in improving their programs but I still believe that this is the place to be. Being able to coach and to complete my studies is a win-win situation for all.”

Farrell was a pitcher and infielder for the Sycamores from 1988 to 1991. He was named a Collegiate Baseball All-American in 1991 after being named a pre-season All-American by Mizuno and Collegiate Baseball. He was also named to the All-MVC first team as a designated hitter in 1990 and to the second team in 1991 as a first baseman-pitcher.

In four seasons as a Sycamore left handed pitcher, Farrell appeared in 62 games and started 47 while posting a 27-19 record with three saves and a 4.19 ERA. He pitched 352 innings in allowing 377 hits, 164 earned runs, 92 walks and 248 strikeouts. At the plate, Farrell had a career .346 batting average with 27 doubles, 13 triples, 13 home runs and 82 RBI. He was also successful in 39 of 53 stolen base attempts.

He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1991 and played six seasons in the Brewers minor league system. He retired in 1996 with a .241 batting average while hitting 13 doubles, one triple, a home run, and accumulating 34 RBI. On the mound, Farrell was 55-40 in six years with a 3.90 ERA.

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