TOLEDO, OHIO – Cole Peterson, who played shortstop for the Olean Oilers and the St. Bonaventure University Bonnies, was promoted to the Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, Friday.

Peterson was drafted by the Tigers in 2017 and has split his 2019 season between the Single A Lakeland Flying Tigers and the Double A Erie SeaWolves. In 77 games with Lakeland, he batted .284. He had a .253 batting average in 27 games with Erie.

Peterson played for the Olean Oilers in 2015 and 2016 – the two years the team won back-to-back New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) Championships.

Sign Up for Greater Olean Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

With the Bonnies, he played in 144 games and compiled a career .301 average over three seasons from 2015 to 2017.

Peterson’s former Oiler and Bonnie teammate Aaron Philipps also had a taste of Triple A baseball this season. Phillips was called up to the Sacramento River Cats for a spot start on July 19 and pitched six strong innings against the Tacoma Rainiers to pick up a win.

Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your inbox. 

Download the FREE TAPinto App!  Click here for Android - Click here for iOS to get news as it is happening