Ezell-Harding senior left-handed pitcher Seth Wyse wants to play college baseball.
He’s doing his best to prove he’s capable of that so far this season.
Wyse has helped the Eagles to an 8-3 start behind a 4-0 record, and he’s done so in impressive fashion.
Wyse picked up his fourth win of the season in as many starts Tuesday in a 4-1 victory over University School of Nashville, with 13 strikeouts and a complete-game performance.
High strikeout totals are becoming the norm for the senior ace.
Less than two weeks ago in a March 19 showdown with Lebanon, Wyse fanned 14 batters in the Eagles’ 4-2 victory.
And he’s is doing more than just striking out his opponents.
Wyse has allowed only eight hits and one earned run in 23 innings this season, racking up 41 strikeouts in the process.
But impressive pitching is nothing new for Wyse.
Last season, he fanned all 15 batters in a five-inning affair to secure a perfect game in a 2-0 win over King’s Academy.
While playing well is nothing new, Ezell-Harding baseball coach Jason Charlton said he thinks Wyse is trying to make a statement this season that he’s capable of playing baseball at the collegiate level.
“He wants to play college ball and I think he’s kind of set his sights on proving to people that he has the control, velocity and mentality to be a good college pitcher,” Charlton said. “I think he feels a little bit slighted that enough people haven’t paid attention to him and he’s kind of taken that as a challenge to show people he is a good pitcher.”
His hard work may pay dividends soon.
Last Friday, the Eagles hosted the Middle Tennessee Monarchs, and scouts from national junior college Walter State were on hand to see Wyse pitch in the 5-1 victory.
Coach Charlton said that Wyse has also garnered interest from Trevecca and Freed-Hardeman University.
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