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Bethel Baseball, MLB Veteran Masterson to Speak at FCA Banquet


MISHAWAKA, Ind. – The Northern Indiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is holding their annual banquet on Thursday, April 9 at 12:00 pm in the Wiekamp Athletic Center of Bethel College and former Bethel baseball standout and eight-year Major League Baseball veteran Justin Masterson will be featured as the keynote speaker.


Justin Masterson was a standout for Bethel College from 2003-05 before transferring to San Diego State to finish his collegiate career. He went on the be drafted in the second round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Boston Red Sox and spent eight seasons with the Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, and St. Louis Cardinals. He was also named a 2013 MLB All-Star for the Indians when he went 14-10 with a 3.45 ERA with 195 strikeouts in 193.0 innings.


As a Pilot, Masterson was inducted into the Bethel College Athletics Dr. Albert J. Beutler Hall of Fame class of 2013. He was a NAIA All-American (HM) in 2004 and a NCCAA All-American twice (04-05). Justin was a member of the NAIA All-Region VIII Team in 2004 and was selected to the Mid-Central All-Conference Team twice (04-05). He also made the NCCAA National All-Tournament Team in 2005 and was named to the North Central All-Region Team twice (04-05). His overall pitching record was 20-8 and had 185 strikeouts. Masterson led the Pilots with 10 home runs in 2005; and had an ERA of 2.09 in 2004 and 1.59 in 2005.


For more information or details on how to attend the event, contact Northern Indiana FCA representative and Bethel College assistant athletic director Tony Natali at tony.natali@betheluniversity.edu or at 574-340-2504.