Arizona Wildcats pitcher Kyle Simon stars in Cape Cod Leagueby Anthony Gimino on Jul. 08, 2010, under Sports
Arizona pitcher Kyle Simon has been doing so well in the Cape Cod summer league for college players that when he allowed one earned run in eight innings Thursday night, his ERA went up.
Simon, who had received no run support — none — in his first three starts, got his first victory for the Orleans (Mass.) Firebirds, who defeated the Y-D Red Sox 6-1. Orleans was shut out in his first two starts. In his third start, not only did the Firebirds fail to score, they didn’t get a hit.
Staked to some runs on his side of the scoreboard on Thursday, Simon allowed five hits, striking out four and walking one. His ERA increased from 0.50 to 0.69. He has allowed only 16 hits in 26 innings in the wood-bat league.
As a sophomore at Arizona last season, Simon led the Wildcats in victories (he was 8-6), starts (17) and innings pitched (109 2/3). He had a 4.27 ERA.
Simon’s teammate at Arizona, outfielder Steve Selsky, hit his second home run in 21 games for Orleans. He is hitting .282 this summer.