Konner Wade’s superb June has carried over into July.
Wade, the Arizona right-hander who was 4-0 with a 1.29 ERA in four postseason starts as the Wildcats won the College World Series, has a sub 1.00 ERA in the prestigious Cape Cod summer league.
Wade has allowed one run in 9.2 innings over five relief appearances for the Wareham Gatemen of the wood-bat league. He has yielded six hits, striking out two and walking two.
Wade skipped a chance to workout at Fenway Park on Wednesday for the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Scout Day.
“We’re trying to take it easy on Konner,” Wareham coach Cooper Farris said in a story by GateHouse News Service. “He pitched a lot of innings and he’s been seen plenty by scouts. The book’s already out on him so he doesn’t necessarily need it as much as others.”
Wade threw 136.1 innings for Arizona last season, going 11-3 with a 3.96 ERA. He almost certainly will be UA’s Friday starter next season as a junior, followed by junior righty James Farris, who is also participating in the Cape Cod league.
Farris has appeared twice with the Orleans Firebirds, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Farris was the winning pitcher as Arizona clinched the College World Series over South Carolina.
“It’s just going to grow and grow and grow,” Arizona coach Andy Lopez said last month about the development of Wade and Farris after the postseason run. “I’ve seen it happen with young guys. It’s going to get better and better.
“There won’t be a game next season where I can’t go to them in the middle of the fifth inning, and, say, ‘Hey, c’mon, you’ve been in bigger situations than this.’”