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Irish Wolfhounds Sign Professional Pitcher Sujak

The Irish Wolfhounds Baseball Club has announced the signing of former professional pitcher Aljo Sujak. Sujak, who pitched for the New York Boulders in 2023, traces his Irish roots back to his grandfather, who was born in County Kerry.

Pitcher With College and Pro Experience Will Represent His County Kerry Roots

New York, NY (April 8, 2024) – The Irish Wolfhounds have announced the signing of pitcher Aljo Sujak

Sujak, a native of Tenafly, NJ, pitched for the New York Boulders of the independent Frontier League in 2023, recording a 2-0 record with a 3.09 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 11.2 innings. He pitched collegiately for Hofstra in 2021-2022, recording a 4-1 record as a reliever with 33 strikeouts in 34 innings.

As a senior at Tenafly (NJ) High School, Sujak was named North Jersey Player of the Year. He batted .465 and led the state with 11 home runs and a 1.056 slugging percentage. He also went 5-2 with a 2.25 ERA.

Sujak’s grandfather, Peter Stack, was born in County Kerry. 

“I’m so proud to be able to represent my Irish heritage as a member of the Wolfhounds,” said Sujak from his home in New Jersey. “I’ve played baseball at the collegiate and professional level. To help Ireland get to the World Baseball Classic would be an amazing opportunity.”

The Irish Wolfhounds Baseball Club was established in 2023, to demonstrate that Ireland has the ability to reach the World Baseball Classic. The team’s roster includes college and former professional players who have, or qualify for, Irish citizenship.

Aljo (pronounced ah-LOW) was recruited by former Irish National Team pitcher and Boston College southpaw, Chris Gannon.

“Aljo has the credentials and experience to help the Irish Wolfhounds get to the next level” said Gannon. “He’s exactly the caliber of player that can continue to help Irish Baseball grow and thrive on the world stage.”

About the Irish American Baseball Society

The Irish Wolfhounds Baseball Club is a project of the Irish American Baseball Society, a non-profit organization that supports youth baseball programs in Ireland and operates the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame. For more information, visit WolfhoundsBaseball.com.

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