A sophomore right-handed pitcher from Ballwin, Missouri, Tobik was 3-2 with a 3.63 ERA over 22 appearances, including three starts, last season for UT-Martin. He proved to be a reliable reliever as he was second on the team in innings pitched (67) and strikeouts (59). Tobik was a three-sport (football, basketball, and baseball) athlete at Parkway West High School. His father Dan played in the major leagues for eight seasons (1978-85) with the Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, and the Seattle Mariners.
“Tobik was one of the best pitchers in the Ohio Valley Conference last season as a freshman,” said Labbe. “When you can continually add arms that could be front-of-the-line starters or closers I think that makes you tough to beat. Dan has the physical and mental ability to be a game-changer for us this summer.”