Aye Matey, “Captain” Jake Renshaw will once again steer the Slammers’ ship in 2012. The right-handed pitcher developed a loyal following among the Slammers’ faithful in 2011 as Joliet flew a pirate flag every time he started at Silver Cross Field. The “Captain’s” home starts featured pirate themed sound effects and video board slides every time he struck a hitter out. Renshaw won his final seven starts of the regular season, finishing with a Frontier League best 13 victories. He was also extremely consistent last year for Joliet, never lasting fewer than five innings in the regular season. Renshaw tallied four complete games on the season, tying for third most in the league. He was a workhorse, leading the Slammers with 128 innings pitched. Renshaw was a 10th round draft pick out of Ventura College by the Chicago Cubs in 2006. He was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 26th round in 2004 but did not sign. Renshaw spent two years with the Cubs organization and pitched two years at the high-A level with the Orioles organization. The right-hander put up excellent numbers in 2010 in the Golden Baseball league as he posted a 2.39 ERA in 16 appearances.