Way expected to start in high A ball (Baseball)

March 26, 2010

Alaskan left-handed pitcher Matt Way still looked to be working out the kinks Thursday after struggling a bit in his latest start for the Philadelphia Phillies affiliate in Clearwater, Fla.

Way, of Sitka fame, gave up one run on three hits and three walks before leaving after 50 pitches and two innings during a 9-3 loss to the Yankees.

The 22-year-old, 6-foot-1 southpaw is expected to start for the Threshers.

After leaving Washington State University following a sensational senior season in which he went 8-4 with a 2.43 ERA, Way played his first season of pro ball in Williamsport and Lakewood.

He showed promise for a rookie, earning a 6-4 record in 14 games with a sparkling 2.40 ERA in 75 innings. He walked just 12, showing off pinpoint control.

Clearwater opens the season April 9.

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