Two More Elmira Pioneers Selected in 2014 MLB Draft
Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Categories:
After Steven Patterson was selected in the 10th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians, the Elmira Pioneers have two other players to be proud of after they were chosen by major league clubs.
Current Pioneers signee Zach Sullivan was picked by the Miami Marlins in the 14th round. A local product out of Corning East High School, Sullivan played outfield there, but was selected by Miami as a shortstop. Sullivan will face an interesting decision as he chooses between joining the Marlins organization and following through on his commitment to Stony Brook.
The other player selected was a right-hander pitcher for the Pioneers from way back in 2011, Jordan Carter. A senior right-handed pitcher at St. Joseph's University in Pennsylvania, Carter joined the Pioneers after an up-and-down freshman campaign and had himself quite a summer. In 8 starts and a relief appearance, Carter went 4-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 57 innings pitched. He led all Pioneers starting pitchers in ERA while also topping the team in strikeouts. In addition, he earned a spot in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game and was Pitcher of the Week for the third week of the season. Carter's stint in Elmira gave him confidence entering his sophomore year, and his results afterwards speak for themselves.
In his senior season at St. Joseph's, Carter went 10-4 with a 2.45 ERA, striking out 81 while walking just 14 in 14 starts and 95.2 innings pitched. He will join Patterson in the Cleveland Indians organization after Cleveland saw enough to select him in the 22nd round of this year's draft. Congratulations to Carter on being selected, and it will be exciting to see yet another Pioneers alum taking his career to the professional ranks.
This year's Pioneers team is brimming with more players with the talent to be drafted, and head to Dunn Field to see them while you can. The Pioneers will host on the Newark Pilots tonight at 7:05 PM, and they will welcome the Pilots once again on Tuesday at 7:05 as well. Head to ElmiraPioneers.com to get your tickets now!
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