Career Highlights: First season of professional baseball and first with the Wingnuts…acquired by Wingnuts on 6/6/13 from the United League’s Edinburg Roadrunners in exchange for cash…2-1 with a 1.24 ERA in three professional starts…21.1 IP, allowing 18 hits, five walks, and zero home runs…36 career strikeouts…one career complete game…drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 22nd round in 2007…also drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 29th round in 2004…played college baseball at Cal State Fullerton from 2006-07…2-0 with one save and a 2.15 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 37.2 IP as a senior in 2007…finished third in the Big West Conference in ERA in 2007…2-1 with a 4.00 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 27.0 IP as a junior in 2006…majored in History with a minor in Political Science…also played at Cuesta College…3-2 with a 3.14 ERA as a sophomore in 2005 with 31 strikeouts in 51.2 IP…7-2 with a 4.56 ERA as a freshman in 2004, earning First-Team All-Western State Conference honors…played at Calabasas High School in Calabasas, CA…made honor roll in six of eight semesters…full name is Justin Eugene Klipp
Edinburg (United/Ind.): 2-1 with a 1.24 ERA for the Roadrunners in three games, all starts…21.2 IP, allowing 18 hits, five walks, and zero home runs…struck out 36…threw one complete game…made professional debut and allowed one earned run in 6.1 IP with 14 strikeouts in a loss on 5/23 at Fort Worth…struck out 14 in a complete game to earn first professional win, allowing one earned run in 9.0 IP on 5/28 at San Angelo…allowed one earned run and struck out eight in 6.1 IP in a win on 6/2 vs. Fort Worth
Kevin Hooper on Justin: We are excited to give Justin a chance in our rotation. He is a great story as an older rookie who is finally getting a shot in professional baseball. Our league will be a good challenge for him. He is still dreaming of one day pitching in the Major Leagues, and I respect his drive and desire after everything he has been through.