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Former Whiteville pitcher named tops in Orioles system


BALTIMORE, MD (WWAY) -- A former Whiteville High School pitcher has won top honors in the Baltimore Orioles Minor League system.

Pitcher Mike Wright won the Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award. He went 11-3 with a 3.26 ERA in 143 2/3 innings at Double-A Bowie. He also made one start with Triple-A Norfolk and turned in 6 2/3 scoreless innings.

The Orioles picked him in the third round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of East Carolina.

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Former Whiteville Pitcher

Congratulations, Mike on your pick. I wish you the best.