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SSUís McGowin Drafted By Angels In 5th Round (1600 hits)

Courtesy MEAC Media Relations
Mon, June 10, 2013

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. Ė Savannah State RHP Kyle McGowin was selected as the 157th pick in the fifth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft by the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.

McGowin was the Angels fourth pick in the draft and third right-handed pitcher. The Angels also picked up south paw and 17-year-old Hunter Green out of Kentucky in the first round. L.A. grabbed RHP Keynan Middleton and RHP Elliot Morris prior to drafting McGowin.

The 6-3, 180, Sag Harbor, New York native, pitched the Tigers to their first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship in May, and the programs first Division I NCAA Regional bid.

McGowin was named the MEAC Pitcher of the Year after ending the regular season with an ERA of 1.49 in 96.1 innings pitched and a 12-1 record. He led the MEAC in strikeouts (111) and wins, and was ranked sixth nationally after the end of the regular season.

Most recently, McGowin was named one of 10 semifinalists for the National Pitcher of the Year Award, named by the College Baseball Hall of Fame. The award will be announced on June 29 in Lubbock, Texas.

McGowin was also one of 30 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award, announced by USA Baseball.

For the complete story, visit www.ssuathletics.com.
Posted By: Elynor Moss
Monday, June 10th 2013 at 1:46PM
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