17th round pick David Wilson LHP Lander University
GREENWOOD----Left-handed pitcher David Wilson became the first-ever Lander University baseball player to be selected in the Major League Baseball draft when he was taken Tuesday in the seventeenth round by the Cincinnati Reds.
Wilson, who was one of 10 pitchers selected by the Reds on the first day of the draft, will sign with Reds' representatives next week in Greenwood. Then he will learn whether he will be assigned to the GCL Reds in Sarasota, Fla. or the Billings Mustangs in Billings, Mont.
During his senior year, Wilson, Landerís 2003-04 Male Athlete of the Year, had a 9-6 record. He struck out 77 batters and posted a 3.83 ERA in 101 innings pitched.
Wilson is a two-time All-Peach Belt Conference and All-South selection.
During his four-year career, Wilson had a 27-17 record. In 323.2 innings, he struck out 297 batters.
Wilson holds Lander school career records for wins, strikeouts and complete games.
*Kyle Fernandes, a 6-0, 185-pound left-handed pitcher who signed a National Letter of Intent with Lander during the spring, was drafted in the 12th round by the Boston Red Sox. Fernandes played at Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts.