Team Ireland pitcher Mitch Hillert has signed with the Manheim Tornados, a team in the German Baseball-Bundesliga.

Hillert, who hails from New York and pitched at the college level for Concordia College, pitched 2.2 scoreless innings in his debut for Ireland in 2018, striking out four batters. Hillert and his Irish teammates secured the first gold medal for Ireland’s senior men’s team. 

Hillert will be on the mound for Ireland again in 2019, as the Irish compete for the European B-Pool Championship in Bulgaria.