Joel Seddon Drafted in 11th Round by Oakland Athletics
June 7, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. -
South Carolina junior right-handed pitcher Joel Seddon was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 11th round of the 2014 MLB Draft. Seddon was the No. 342 overall selection.
Seddon was a second team All-SEC reliever with 14 saves. He finished the season with a 3-2 record and a 1.66 ERA in 48.2 innings pitched.
Joel Seddon BIO
2014 – Earned second-team All-SEC honors ... 3-2 with a 1.66 ERA in 27 games with a start, tallied 14 saves, allowed just 10 runs, nine earned on 37 hits in 48.2 innings with 12 walkd to 59 strikeouts, opponents hit .213 against him ... Did not allow a run in 23 of 26 relief appearances ... Allowed two runs on eight hits in five innings of relief with no walks and five strikeouts in 7-2 loss vs. Florida at SEC Tournament (5/22) ... Two scoreless innings with four strikeouts in 6-3 win at Vanderbilt (5/17) ... Two scoreless innings with a strikeout to earn a win in 4-3 win at Vanderbilt (5/15) ... One perfect inning with a strikeout for 14th save of the year in 3-1 win over Missouri (5/10) ... 0.1 scoreless with a strikeout to pick up 13th save of the season in 5-2 win at Georgia (5/3) ... 2.1 scoreless innings with just one hit allowed and three strikeouts for 12th save of the season in 9-3 win over Alabama (4/27) ... 1.1 innings of relief, allowed one run on two hits in 9-3 win over Alabama for 11th save (4/25) ... 2.1 scoreless innings with two hits allowed, a walk and two strikeouts to earn a win in 4-3 victory at Auburn (4/20) ... One perfect inning of relief to pick up 10th save in 3-2 win at Auburn (4/19) ... Two scoreless innings with just one walk and two strikeouts for ninth save in 4-1 win over Florida (4/11) ... One perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 2-1 win at Arkansas (4/4) ... 2.1 scoreless with just two hits allowed, one walk and three strikeouts in 3-2 win over Tennessee (3/28) ... 2.1 perfect innings of relief with four strikeouts for seventh save of the season in 8-3 win at Kentucky (3/23) ... 0.2 perfect inning of relief for a save in 3-1 win over Ole Miss (3/15) ... One scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts to pick up a win in 5-4 win over Ole Miss (3/15) ... Perfect inning of relief for fifth save in 1-0 win over Brown (3/9) ... Perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 4-2 win over Stetson for fourth save of the year (3/5) ... Three scoreless innings of relief without a hit allowed and two strikeouts to pick up a save in 10-2 win vs. Clemson (3/1) ... One perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 9-6 win over Clemson (2/28) ... 0.2 perfect innings with a strikeout in 6-0 win over Eastern Kentucky (2/23) ... One perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts for first save of the season and career in 2-0 win over Eastern Kentucky (2/22) ... One perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 4-0 win over Eastern Kentucky (2/21) ... One perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 12-0 win over Bucknell (2/16).
2013 – Pitched 11 games with two starts, went 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 18.0 innings, struck out 20 batters with nine walks ... One perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 9-3 win over Wofford (5/8) ... 3.1 innings of relief in 6-5 loss to Furman (4/3); allowed two runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts ... Four scoreless innings in first start with career-high six strikeouts in 12-4 win over Davidson (3/13) ... First win of the season with one inning of relief allowing one run, unearned, on one hit with one walk and two strikeouts in 9-5 win over Rider (3/9) ... One perfect inning of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 10-0 win over Ball State (3/5).
2012 - Appeared in nine games with three starts, went 2-0 with a 2.76 ERA in 16.1 innings with a save, struck out 13 batters and allowed six walks ... Earned win with five innings of work in 7-0 victory vs. Furman (5/9) ... Went four innings in second start of the year and allowed one run on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 2-1 victory over Davidson (5/2) ... 0.2 scoreless innings in 5-4 loss to Wofford (3/21) ... First career save with strikeout against lone batter he faced in 5-2 win over Charleston Southern (3/13) ... Won first career start with five scoreless innings allowing just two hits and striking out three batters with two walks in 8-1 win over UNC Asheville (3/7) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 13-1 win over VMI (2/18) ... SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.