My Old Kentucky Home, words never rang truer than for a man like Lincoln Henzman. The 27 year old right handed pitcher is returning to his hometown of Lexington after signing with the Lexington Counter Clocks on June 2nd.

Having attended high school in Lexington at Lexington Christian Academy, Lincoln would go on to play for the University of Louisville for three seasons. There he posted an 8-2 record to go with 19 saves with an ERA of 2.56. In 116 total innings, he threw 111 strikeouts while only allowing 27 walks and 39 runs. After being named a Freshman All-American, Lincoln would go on to win the Stopper of the Year Award in 2017 as the nation’s best relief pitcher.

Lincoln was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 4th round of the 2017 MLB Draft and was subsequently used primarily as a starter during his time in the White Sox farm system. He would spend time moving up through Great Falls, to Winston-Salem, to the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, all the way through to Birmingham and the AAA Charlotte Knights. In late May of 2023, Lincoln was released by the White Sox organization, after which he was quickly and keenly signed by his hometown team.

We’re excited to have the local kid, born on the 4th of July, back home and ready to produce. Lincoln’s already shown out for the Clocks, appearing in 2 innings of relief at Gastonia on June 3rd. Facing 7 batters, Lincoln allowed only one hit and no runs while striking out 4 batters with no walks. Clocks fans will have their first opportunity to see the former LCA Eagle in person when the team returns to town on Tuesday June 13th against the Staten Island FerryHawks.

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