June 19, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University pitcher Kevin Alexander signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, becoming the third FAU baseball player to sign with a professional team in 2014.
Alexander, a senior from Coral Springs, earned 16 victories in his four seasons as an Owl, splitting time as both a starter and closer for FAU Head Coach John McCormack's squad. He racked up 142 career strikeouts and recorded nine saves, seven of which came in 2014.
"I'm thrilled and excited he has the opportunity to realize his dream," McCormack said. "It couldn't have happened to a better person."
In FAU's final series, Alexander became just the sixth player in the country to record both a win and a save in the same day as the Owls topped No. 30 UAB twice on May 16.
Alexander was a five-year member of the team and served as team captain this season. He joins fellow pitcher Austin Gomber in the Cardinals' organization. Gomber was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft earlier this month.