Posted Online: Jan. 14, 2013, 6:24 pm

Moline grad Clark signs with Sioux Falls

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Kirk Clark, a 2006 Moline graduate, signed a contract with the Sioux Falls Pheasants of theAmerican Association of Independent Professional Baseball. Clark's contract was made official on Monday.

In three years as a professional, Clark has 57 career saves. After going 4-4 with a 5.36 ERA and eight saves with the Lancaster Jethawks of the high-A California League, he was released by the Houston Astros. Clark then joined the Frontier League Schaumburg Boomers, where he made 10 appearances with a 0.00 ERA, one save and four strikeouts.

Clark is 14-11 for his career with a 4.80 ERA and 155 strikeouts in 176 1/3 innings pitched. According to a press release, Clark is expected to compete for a reliever role.

— Staff report