Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Titans Baseball Club announced today that the team has signed right-handed pitcher Jack Alkire, along with infielders Sicnarf Loopstok and Luke Navigato for the 2022 Frontier League season.
Alkire, 24, comes to the Nation’s Capital after spending the 2021 season with the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association.
The Hyattsville, Maryland native started in 17 games a year ago, going 6-7 with a 4.88 ERA across 99.2 innings.
A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia), Alkire will enter his fourth season of professional baseball in 2022. The 5-foot-11-inch righty is a lifetime 7-11 with 147 strikeouts in 41 appearances.
Loopstok, 28, comes north of the border after spending the 2021 season with the Amsterdam Pirates in the Dutch Major League. The Oranjestad, Aruba native hit .356, with one homer, and 16 RBI in 19 games.
Drafted by Cleveland in the 13th round of the 2013 MLB draft, Loopstok reached double-A before his release in 2019.
A career .244 hitter in affiliated ball, Loopstok provides extensive versatility to the 2022 Titans roster, having the ability to play third base, first base, and catcher.
Loopstok’s best season came in 2017 at high-A Lynchburg, where he hit a career-high 17 home runs and added 65 RBI in 119 games. That year, he was named a mid-season and post-season all-star.
Navigato, 26, appeared in 43 last season for the Pioneer League champion Missoula PaddleHeads, hitting .340, six homers, and 39 RBI.
A graduate of California Baptist University (Riverside, California), Navigato hit .316 and drove in 116 during his 196-game collegiate career.
Prior to collegiate ball, Navigato was named Inland Valley League MVP and was a member of the championship Riverside Poly High School team in 2014. That season, the Riverside, California native amassed a .467 average, two home runs, and 18 RBI.
The Ottawa Titans are scheduled to hit the field in late Spring of 2022 playing in the Frontier League, a partner league of Major League Baseball.