Yankees draft USC Aiken pitcher Mitch Spence

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University of South Carolina Aiken baseball standout Mitch Spence has been selected in the 10th round of the MLB Draft by the New York Yankees.

Spence, an all-conference performer, was the 315th pick of the draft.

He led the PBC with nine victories and 104 strikeouts. The first-team all-league and all-tournament team performer also garnered all-academic team honors. Spence was twice tabbed the NCBWA Region Pitcher of the Week.

The Cary, N.C., native registered a complete-game effort in the 2-1 win over Augusta. In the victory, Spence struck out a season-high 16 batters. He also registered 10-strikeout performances in the wins over Young Harris and Columbus State. He accounted for 104 strikeouts and garnered a 3.95 ERA.

Through three years at USC Aiken, Spence posted a 17-10 record with a 3.83 ERA. He had two saves and 243 strikeouts in 202 innings of work.


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