Seton Hill pitcher Kenny Wells named to CPL Select Team
Kenny Wells wasn’t sure if he would ever pitch again after a freak injury last year. But now he is one of the top pitchers in the Coastal Plain League.
Wells, a junior-to-be at Seton Hill, was named to the CPL Select Team.
A closer with the Morehead City Marlins in the collegiate summer league, Wells leads the CPL in saves (5) and has a 0.00 ERA.
He has given up just two hits and zero walks while striking out 15.
Wells suffered a serious head injury last February during an intrasquad game when a throw from a catcher to second base drilled him in the side of the head. He could not duck out of the way quickly enough .
Wells, a right-hanfer fron Lodi, Ohio, recovered and returned to the field this past season to post a 2-3 record with a 3.71 ERA for the strong-armed Griffins.
The CPL team, chosen by league coaches, officials and major league scouts, will play the USA Collegiate National Team at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
This year, the CPL teamed with Major League Baseball and USA Baseball to offer Prospect Development Pipeline events to players. The collaboration will give players an expedited recognition process, in a showcase format, so they can make prospect watch lists and draft-trackers.
Full CPL Select roster:
PositionName TeamSchool Yr.
CAndres PerezMaconNorth GeorgiaSo.
1B*Josh FalkMartinsvilleSouth Dakota StateRS-So.
1BChris CrabtreeHolly SpringsDukeFr.
SS*Patrick CausaFlorenceMount St. Mary’sSo.
SSClay DunganSavannahIndiana StateJr.
3BPaxton WallaceWilmingtonWichita StateFr.
DH/UTL*Elijah HendersonForest CityClemsonFr.
DH/UTLTyler AdamsPeninsulaLincoln MemorialSo.
OF*Myles ChristianHP-ThomasvilleMiddle Tennessee StateFr.
OF*Justin DirdenSavannahSoutheast Missouri StateJr.
OF *Connor TateLexington CountyGeorgiaFr.
OFChandler JenkinsLexington CountyEast CarolinaRS-Jr.
OFParker ChaversMartinsvilleCoastal CarolinaFr.
RHP*Tyler FollisSavannahLouisiana TechSo.
LHPRedmond WalshForest CityTennesseeRS-Fr.
LHPMason GreenGastoniaCentral MissouriFr.
LHPShane DrohanLexington CountyFlorida StateFr.
LHPTyler SmithMartinsvilleCal State FullertonFr.
RHPKenny WellsMorehead CitySeton HillSo.
RHPZach KeenanMorehead CityMiddle Tennessee StateFr.
LHPEthan ElliotPeninsulaLincoln MemorialJr.
LHP Paul Hall Jr.PeninsulaVirginia TechJr.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at [email protected] or via Twitter @BillBeckner.