First reported by Ryan Young of The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, Coastal Carolina number 1 starter Josh Conway will miss the rest of the season with an injury he suffered in Thursday night’s game against Liberty. He had a 4-1 with 2.14 ERA on the year.
Conway was projected by Baseball America as a second round pick in the upcoming draft after being a 42nd round pick by the Atlanta Braves out of high school.
Press Release from Coastal Carolina below:
CONWAY – Coastal Carolina junior ace Josh Conway will miss the remainder of the 2012 baseball season due to an elbow injury. Conway only pitched four innings this past Thursday at Liberty before leaving the game with soreness.
Conway, the preseason Big South Pitcher of the Year, was 4-1 in nine starts this season. He posted an ERA of 2.14 in 54.2 innings with 18 walks and 50 strikeouts while opponents only batted .222 off the right-hander.
Conway had missed two starts this season due to soreness, but was feeling stronger after a 10-striekout performance versus VMI on April 13. Conway also had a 10-strikeout performance with no walks earlier this season, but it would be his only loss as Virginia Tech won 3-1. Conway also threw a complete game in a 2-1 win over Ohio State this season.
Conway was initially diagnosed this past Friday and will travel to Birmingham to visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion within the month.