LCC Pitcher Makes MLB Draft

Sam Wilson 6'13

Sam Wilson

(Lamar, Colorado; June 10, 2013) Lamar Community College’s outstanding left-handed pitcher and designated hitter, Sam Wilson, was picked up by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball Amateur draft on Friday, June 7, 2013. Wilson was the second pick of the round.

The sophomore from Albuquerque, NM collected a multitude of 2012-13 post-season awards. Wilson was selected First Team All-Region in two positions, pitcher and designated hitter. He was also selected First Team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for both positions as well.

Wilson finished the year 11-2 on the mound for the Lopes, with a 1.34 ERA. He pitched 87 innings and had 109 strike outs. Wilson tied for first for the most wins in the NJCAA with 11. He was ranked fifth in the nation for strikeouts with 109 and tenth for his 1.34 ERA. At the plate, Wilson batted .431 in 153 at bats. Wilson had six home runs and 41 RBI’s.

“Coming into the season, we knew that Sam Wilson was going to be our best player, but to accomplish what he did on two sides of field is amazing,” commented LCC Head Coach Scott Crampton. “I have been doing this for over twenty years, and I have never seen a player named an All-American in two positions. Sam was a pleasure to watch on the field and to be around off the field. He is a first class player as well as a great person. I wish him the very best in professional baseball.”

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