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Former Point Park infielder Tony Kostelnik signed by Yuma Scorpions

Feb. 28, 2010

YUMA, Ariz. -- Former Point Park University infielder Tony Kostelnik, a native of West Mifflin, Pa., was signed by the Yuma Scorpions, an independent team in the Golden Baseball League Thursday.

Kostelnik, who batted .330 during his three years at Point Park from 2005-07, was one of 55 players offerred a professional contract following a player draft from participants in the Arizona Winter League.

RELATED ARTICLE: Record 55 players signed to contracts (from the Yuma Sun, Feb. 25, 2010)

Kostelnik completed his season Saturday as a third bsaeman for the Calgary Vipers of the Arizona Winter League. Kostelnik helped the Vipers claim the championship of the short-season league with Saturday's 8-1 victory over the San Luis Athleticos in the title game.

Kostelnik was 1-for-2 with two RBIs in the semifinal game to help the Vipers reach the championship round.

Kostelnik was one of two players chosen by the Arizona-based Yuma Scorpions, with the other being team Canada closer Jason Fronczak.

Kostelnik was selected by Scorpions' president and manager Mike Marshall, an 11-year Major Leaguer and National League All-Star in 1984. Marshall helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series in 1988.

Kostelnik batted a career-high .397 as a senior at Point Park in 2007. That year, he was selected to the All-American Mideast Conference North Division second-team.