The University is pleased to share the news that UMPI alumna Oz Sailors, an international coach with Major League baseball and a former collegiate and professional pitcher and middle infielder, has agreed to serve as the Desert League’s Director of International Development.
Once her MLB contract is up in April of 2018, Oz will return to the States and not only continue her role in overseas development and placement but will also play in the Desert League during the league’s third season. She currently plays in China with the Suzhou Flying Fish and the Shanghai Buccaneers as a middle infielder.
“We are delighted to have Oz join us both as a staff member and a player,” said Director of Operations John Guy. “She is not only a quality player but she represents what the Desert League is all about–inclusion and global reach for our players.”
According to a Desert League news release, Sailors, who was the team Captain and pitching leader at UMPI, is currently serving as a coach and instructor for MLB in China. Besides playing professionally in the Pacific Association, Oz–as she is known throughout the baseball world–has also played in Australia, the World Baseball League and on Team USA.