Sophomore right-handed pitcher Drew Wilson, Ranger, GA native, has signed at Young Harris College to continue his academic and baseball career upon completion of the 2018 spring season.
Drew will leave Georgia Highlands College as one of the most decorated pitchers in program history upon completion of his sophomore season after a highly successful freshman campaign. As a freshman Drew went 8-4 with a 3.25 earned run average in 74.2 innings pitched; he also led the team in complete games, shutouts, strikeouts. Drew's season saw him land in the top 5 in multiple categories inside the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.
After one season Drew became the single season record holder in strikeouts, complete games, shutouts and games started. Drew's season also landed him ranked in the Top 10 in every single season pitching record in program history.
Head Coach Dash O'Neill had this to say about Wilson, "Drew is everything you hope to get in a ballplayer. He's tough, he works hard, he's an exceptional student, and he's a competitor who always wants the ball. More importantly, he is a top-notch individual, and I have no doubt that he is going to make Young Harris better both on and off the field when he gets up there next fall."
Young Harris College competes in the Peach Belt Conference at the NCAA Division II level. The Peach Belt is widely regarded as one of the best conference in the country amongst the Division II ranks.