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Pyles officially signs with the Redhawks

12/12/2013, 4:45pm CST
By gc

Poplar Bluff's Pyles signs with Division 1 SEMO

Pyles signs with the Redhawks

Wesley Pyles | Left-Handed Pitcher | 6-0 | Poplar Bluff, Mo.

His dad attended college at Southeast.  Wesley Pyles had been coming to baseball camps at Southeast Missouri for years and always dreamed about playing for the Redhawks.   "I came to camp when coach Hogan was coaching here, I always liked the program, said Pyles"   Now he'll get his chance to play for the Redhawks as he signed to play next fall when he graduates from Poplar Bluff, HS.

Pyles is a 6'0" 180lb left handed pitcher who will join the Redhawks as a true freshman in the fall.  In his three-year career so far, Pyles has recorded a 12-3 record in 17 starts. Pyles has led his team the last two seasons in starts, wins, and innings pitched. He has earned all-conference and all-district honors twice in his career.  He looks to have a great senior season as the Mules Ace.

Coach Steve Bieser on Pyles: "Wesley is a local kid with a lot of upside. We've had our eye on him since he was a freshman and liked the way he has developed.  He has a low to mid 80's fastball that has a chance to develop even more once he gets into a consistent weight and throwing program. We must keep the best talent in our area here at Southeast Missouri and we feel like Pyles has a chance to be a special lefty during his time here at Southeast." 

Pyles has played for the Lids Missouri Bulls for the last few seasons and it surprises no one from the Bulls program that Wesley signed with a solid Division I program like Southeast.  "I've know Wesley for years and he played for me when he was 12.  He always played up as he was always mature enough to do that and had the arm.  He had many schools interested because of how well he pitched over this last summer, said Glenn Campbell, Director of the Missouri Bulls.

"Wesley has so much upside.  He hit 86 often last season for us and pitched mostly 82-84.  He has 3 other pitches he throws for strikes and he has plus command.  When his focus is only on the mound, he'll even be that much better", said Todd Pennington, head coach for the Bulls 17u team.

"The Bulls congratulate Wesley and wish him the best.  Coach Beiser and the Redhawks are getting a great pitcher but they are getting even a better young man", said Campbell.

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