College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 30 on our countdown today is USC sophomore Kyle Twomey who is primed for a breakout 2014 season for the Trojans. The Placentia, California native was a four year letter winner at El Dorado High School. He won several awards during his high school career the Century League Pitcher of the Year, All-Orange County All-Star, All-American, All-CIF and MVP of the National Classic as a senior. During his junior season, In 2011, he won the Century League Pitcher of the Year, named All-State, and an Under Armour All-American. His sophomore year saw him earn All-League honors while Century League Rookie of the Year in 2009 as a freshman. The Oakland Athletics selected him in the third round of the 2012 MLB Draft but Twomey decided to head to USC.
Twomey had an up and down freshman year which saw him struggle throughout the 2013 season going 2-8 with a 5.55 ERA in 16 appearances (13 starts). In his 71.1 innings pitched, he was able to lead the Trojans by striking out 50 batters.
He spent the summer of 2013 in the Cape Cod Baseball with the Orleans Firebirds. He worked primarily out of the bullpen making 12 appearances (one start) going 2-1 with an ERA of 4.62. He was able to strike out 31 batters in his 23.1 innings of work.
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