FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Traverse City (Mich.) Beach Bums of the Frontier Baseball League have announced the acquisition of former FGCU pitcher Pete Woodworth via trade with the Rockford Riverhawks.
Although undrafted upon graduation from FGCU, Woodworth quickly joined the Gulf Coast League Rays where he saw action in 17 games and posted a 2.42 ERA with 26 IP and a 1-1 record in 2010. He also fanned 26 batters, averaging one strikeout per inning.
As an Eagle, Woodworth was instrumental in helping the Blue and Green secure three consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference championships from 2008 to 2010. In his senior campaign, the St. Petersburg, Fla. product tossed 84.2 innings while posting an impressive 9-2 record while fanning 67 batters. Woodworth was also named to the All-Atlantic Sun First Team.
"Woodworth is an extremely durable right-hander who was used as both a starter and reliever in the same week in college and then headed out to the summer collegiate leagues to rack up even more innings,” commented Jason Wuerfel, Director of Baseball Operations for the Traverse City Beach Bums on the addition of Woodworth to the staff. “Even more impressive, for all the innings he logged, he still managed to strike out one batter per inning for close to three-hundred college innings and another hundred to hundred and fifty summer innings. He was outstanding in his brief opportunity with the Rays last year in his professional debut, and I'm sure he'll be eager to continue to prove himself as a professional."
The Beach Bums open the 2011 season on the road as they travel for a three-game set with the Kalamazoo Kings beginning Friday, May 20 at 7:05 p.m.