Alex Sunderland joins the Fargo-Moorhead organization in 2013 after being acquired by the RedHawks in December from the River City (MO) Rascals of the Frontier League. Another key arm brought in to bolster the RedHawks bullpen, Sunderland enters his third professional season, his second at the independent league level. Last season for the Rascals, he was 0-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 19 relief appearances. Sunderland allowed seven runs (six earned) on 20 hits in 21.1 innings pitched. He struck out 34 batters for the River City squad and walked 17.
Sunderland began his professional career in 2011 after being selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 38th round of the draft that year. He was 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA and three saves for the Arizona League Mariners team that summer. Sunderland struck out 27 batters in 22.0 innings pitched in 2011.