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Nevada pitcher Bradley Bonnenfant signs with the Kansas City Royals

Bradley Bonnenfant
Bradley Bonnenfant has signed with the Royals. (John Byrne/Nevada athletics)

Former Nevada relief pitcher Bradley Bonnenfant signed an undrafted free-agent deal with the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.

The right-hander, who was a senior this season, spent two years with the Wolf Pack, making 34 appearances and tossing 46.1 innings with a career 3.50 ERA.

Bonnenfant experienced his best season in 2019, setting career highs with innings pitched (36.2), appearances (24), wins (6), saves (3) and strikeouts (45). The Yuba City, Calif. native held opposing batters to a .245 average and led Nevada with six wins.

The best game of Bonnenfant’s career came against defending national champion and No. 2-ranked Oregon State. With the game tied at seven entering the seventh frame, Bonnenfant tossed four innings while only allowing two hits and striking out a career-high eight batters, including No. 1 overall pick Adley Rutschman.

Bonnenfant is the third member for the 2019 Nevada baseball team to join a professional organization after Grant Ford (Pirates) and Ryan Anderson (Yankees) were selected in the draft.

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