Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wright Inks Letter With San Jose State

Saying he's looking forward to rebuilding a struggling college baseball program, Elk Grove pitcher Michael "Mikey" Wright signed a national letter of intent to play for San Jose State next season.  
Elk Grove pitcher Mikey Wright signs a letter
of intent to play next season for San Jose State.

At a dinner at Pizza Bell in Elk Grove Thursday, literally a couple hours after he pitched the Herd to a 12-4 win over Grant, Wright signed his letter in front of family, teammates and coaches. 

Wright is now 4-0 on the season with a 0.84 ERA in 29 1/3 innings pitched and looked impressive allowing Grant only a pair of hits over five innings Thursday.

Wright is the third senior on the Herd squad to ink a commitment with a Division I college. First baseman Rowdy Tellez is signed with USC. Infielder/catcher Dom Nunez has already committed and inked to play his college ball at UCLA.

Other baseball notes:

Former Elk Grove catcher Dwight Childs was released by the Cleveland Indians this week. However, he quickly signed with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association. 

Childs was drafted by the Indians following his junior season at Arizona University, but could never get his bat untracked. His arm and defense behind the plate, however, has never been questioned. He played mainly in Single-A ball for the Indians the past three years.

Another former Herd baseball star, Brandon Pinckney will also play in the American Association this summer. He'll play infield for the Grand Prairie Air Hogs. Pinckney played in Massachusetts last summer in an east coast independent baseball league. 

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