Majors Sign RHP Cohen Achen
The London Majors are pleased to announce the signing of pitcher Cohen Achen, a senior at Lindsey Wilson College (NAIA) who has shined as a starter for the Blue Raiders over the last two-plus years.
A native of Calgary, AB, Achen has gone a combined 13-7 with 186 strikeouts in 139 2/3 innings over 24 starts during the last two seasons. In 2023, he pitched to a 3.16 ERA and 1.14 WHIP and earned Mid-South All-Conference First Team honours.
His strikeout prowess has stood out. After posting a very strong 10.4 K/9 in his sophomore season, the right-hander put up an eye-popping 13.4 mark last year. That number was tops in the conference and fifth-best in all of NAIA baseball. At the same time, he cut down on his walks, leading to a 6.11 K/BB rate (110/18).
“Cohen has very good command of his fastball, and he also possesses a good arsenal of secondary pitches,” said Roop Chanderdat, the Majors’ GM and field manager. “This shows well in his low walk and high strikeout numbers in college. “He’s a guy we’re counting on to be a big part of our pitching staff.”
The 22-year-old began his collegiate career at Big Bend Community College in Washington before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the 2020 season. When baseball resumed, he made the transfer to Lindsey Wilson College, where he has thrived.
After a few appearances out of the bullpen in 2021, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound hurler moved into a starting role. And he hasn’t looked back since. He was named Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year in his debut – and a first-team all-star in the two years since.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to go to a new team and create new relationships and experiences,” Achen said of joining the Majors this summer. “I’m looking forward to competing with a great group of guys and continue to play ball at a high level.”
About the London Majors
The London Majors are a proud member of the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL), the top-level summer league in Canada. Established in 1919, the IBL boasts ex-professional and elite NCAA college baseball players. The Majors’ most recent success was winning back-to-back league titles in 2021 and 2022. The team plays at historic Labatt Memorial Park, the world’s oldest continually operating baseball grounds. For more information, visit www.londonmajors.com or follow the Majors on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok at @Londonmajors