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BASEBALL'S JOE WILSON SELECTED IN 13TH ROUND BY THE PHILLIES
UMBC 6'3" junior lefthander Joe Wilson (Fairfield, CT/Notre Dame Prep) was selected in the 13th round by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. Wilson, the 385th overall selection was the 11th pick by the Phillies. Wilson enjoyed his finest campaign in 2002 as a sophomore, going 9-3 with a 2.26 ERA. He earned First Team All Northeast Conference honors that season. This past year, Wilson went 4-6 and fanned 57 batters in 61.0 innings, while finishing with 6 complete-games. Wilson throws in the low-90's and is extremely poised on the mound. San Diego Padres' reliver Jay Witasick and Milwaukee Brewers starting lefthander Wayne Franklin are two former Retrievers who are now in the majors.s. "We are extremely happy for Joe," said UMBC head coach John Jancuska. "Joe has worked extremely hard since arriving at UMBC and really has improved tremendously over the last couple of years. We wish him the best of luck if he decides to sign with the Phillies. If not, we would love to have him back for his senior season."