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St. Francis High School, La Canada, CA

Junior Shortstop
Lee University

Shortstop
Lee University


Minnesota Twins

Freshman Assistant Baseball Coach

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St. Francis High School

www.sfhs.net, 14 July 2009 [cached]

Brian Bistagne '05 now a Minnesota Twin! St. Francis High School

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Brian Bistagne '05 now a Minnesota Twin! Congratulations to Brian Bistagne '05 who recently signed with the Minnesota Twins!


Bistange signs pro contract ...

www.clevelandbanner.com, 23 June 2009 [cached]

Bistange signs pro contract with Twins

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TWIN KILLING - Former Lee University shortstop Brian Bistange, right, will soon be completing double plays for the Minnesota Twins organization after signing a free agent contract with the Major League team earlier this week. Banner photo, JOE CANNON/file Two years ago Brian Bistange made the long journey to Lee University from Glendale, Calif., with one goal: earn an opportunity to play professional baseball after his senior season with the Flames.
Those hopes and dreams faded somewhat when the talented shortstop was not selected in the annual Major League Draft two weeks ago. In the Lee media guide he is quoted as saying the best advice he was ever given was "never give up. He didn't.
Opportunity finally came knocking earlier this week when Jack Powell, a scout for the Minnesota Twins, called and offered Bistange a free-agent contract.
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Bistange has one week to get ready. The Fort Myers team starts league play on June 23. "I'm told I'll play shortstop and some second base," he said.
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"Brian is a player who can play shortstop or second, and could probably even slide into an outfield spot if needed," said Brew, who, with the help of players like Bistange, has directed the Flames to a second- and third-place finish in the past two NAIA World Series.
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"Brian plays extremely hard and his versatility will be an asset to him as well as the fact that he runs well and is an excellent defender. His offense should be adequate and if he hits well, his opportunity for advancement will increase dramatically. If he stays healthy, I think he has a chance to advance and be a major contributor in the Twins system."
Bistange played junior college ball with Valadez at Glendale Community College.
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Showing no fear at the plate, Bistange was hit by 16 pitches. He leaves Lee having been hit by pitches 33 times in two seasons and holds the team all-time record in that department.


St. Francis High School

www.sfhs.net, 11 June 2008 [cached]

Brian Bistagne - Exceling for the Flames

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Brian Bistagne (Glendale Community College, 2007) junior shortstop, Lee University: Bistagne, a St. Francis High graduate, also turned in an excellent year for the Tennesse school. He went one for three with a run and a walk in his team's season finale. For the year, he also made it to the 100-hit plateau, hitting at a .392 clip (100 for 255) with 18 doubles, three triples and seven home runs. Hitting in the No. 3 spot, he garnered 71 runs batted in, drew 25 walks, stole 23 bases and was hit by a staggering 17 pitches.


Freshman Assistant Baseball Coach - ...

www.sfhs.net, $reference.date [cached]

Freshman Assistant Baseball Coach - Brian Bistagne '05:

Brian Bistagne returns for his second year involved in the Golden Knights baseball program. Excited to be a part of the St. Francis community, as he is alumni from the Class of 2005. Brian played two years at Glendale College, earning First Team All-Conference honors as a utility player in 2006, and as a shortstop in 2007. On scholarship at Lee University, he made back to back appearances in the NAIA College World Series in 2008/2009. In 2008, he was awarded the Rawlings Gold Glove, as the best defensive player in the World Series tournament. After Brian's senior season, he was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins. Since then he has played in numerous independent leagues, now under contract in the Frontier League with the Rockford Aviators. Brian will see his 7th summer in professional baseball this year.


GLOVE MAN â€" Lee junior shortstop ...

www.clevelandbanner.com, 1 June 2008 [cached]

GLOVE MAN â€" Lee junior shortstop Brian Bistagne (right) was voted the best defensive player at the NAIA World Series and accepts his Gold Glove Award after Friday night's championship game in Lewiston, Idaho.Lee University photo

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Jeremy Hutslar of Lee (Tenn.) was tabbed with the Charlie Hustle Award while teammate Brian Bistagne won the Gold Glove Award.
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SS - Brian Bistagne, Lee (Tenn.), Jr., Glendale, Calif.
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Gold Glove Award - Brian Bistagne, Lee (Tenn.) University

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