Baseball: Stevenson grad Firth drafted by Phillies
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:15AM
Ex-Stevenson star Scott Firth continues to be in demand.
The hard-throwing right-hander, who has put up impressive numbers this spring for the Clemson Tigers, was picked in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft on June 6.
He was nabbed by one of the top organizations in baseball: Philadelphia Phillies.
Firth has been down this road before. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles three years ago in the 36th round.
Firth, an all-stater for the Patriots in 2009 who was ranked as the No. 3 prospect in Illinois during his senior year by the Prep Baseball Report, has been an outstanding pitcher this spring for Clemson. In 24 appearances — all in relief — he has a 4-0 record with a career best 2.09 earned run average. In 51-plus innings, he’s allowed only 44 hits. The opposition is hitting .229 against him.
His three-year record at Clemson is 11-2. His ERA is 2.81.
The Tigers were eliminated in the NCAA Division I Columbia Regional on Sunday by South Carolina 4-3. They finished the season 35-28.
Firth pitched two scoreless innings in the team’s other Sunday game — a 5-3 victory over Coastal Carolina. He gave up one hit and had three strikeouts.
Firth was one of seven Clemson players selected in this year’s draft.