Former Raptor Singer now pitching for Phils' AAA team
CAMDEN (Aug. 20, 2018) – Former Rutgers University-Camden ace Jeff Singer has moved another step up the ladder in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and is knocking on the door of Major League Baseball. Singer, who was a First Team New Jersey Athletic Conference pitcher for the Scarlet Raptors during his senior season in 2015, was promoted to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the International League (Class AAA) on Aug. 16 after appearing in 25 games with the Reading Fightin Phils (AA Eastern League). At Reading, Singer went 1-2 with a 2.87 ERA and 11 saves in 11 chances over 31.1 innings. He allowed 20 hits and 19 walks, while striking out 35 and holding opponents to a .185 batting average. During his senior season at Rutgers-Camden, the southpaw led the Scarlet Raptors in starts (10), innings (66), strikeouts (69) and saves (2). He tied for the staff lead with 13 appearances, while posting a 4-3 record with a 3.82 ERA. A two-time NJAC Pitcher of the Week, he earned NCBWA NCAA Div. III National Honorable Mention Pitcher honors on April 30 after pitching the seventh no-hitter in Rutgers-Camden history a week earlier in a 7-0 win at Montclair State University. Singer added ECAC Div. III Metro First Team and NJCBA Div. II/III Second Team honors to his senior resume. He signed with the Phillies organization on Oct. 15, 2015.