MARIETTA - Marietta first baseman Matthew Vaccaro has signed to play professional baseball with the San Rafael Pacifics out of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs.
In his two seasons with the Patriots, Vaccaro batted .325 with three doubles, one triple, one home run and 19 RBI. His 37 career hits with Marietta also ranks fifth all-time in that category.
"Matt Vaccaro, the Sunbelt Legend, has been a huge asset to the Patriots club through the last two seasons," said Pats head coach Gil Navarro. "With his consistent smiling demeanor, Matt has produced numbers and abilities hard to find in any player. We with Matt the best of luck moving forward in his career as a professional baseball player."
Vaccaro is the latest Pats player to sign with or get drafted by a professional team, a list that includes Matthew Swain, Gabe Friese, Evan Steele, Justin Evans, and Nate Lowe, the Patriots first Major League player.