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Penny Taken By Indians In 16th Round PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:45

Cody Penny, a rising senior at the University of North Carolina and who played at South Caldwell High School, was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 16th round of the Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday afternoon. He

was the 503rd player taken in the draft. Penny, a right hander, made 16 appearances and started two games for UNC this season. He did not have a decision and he coughed up 12 earned runs in 16 1/3 innings. He gave up seven walks and with 19 strikeouts for a 6.61 earned-run-average. As a sophomore, Penny made 22 appearances, all in relief. He was 1-0 with five saves with a 5.62 ERA.
In three years with the Tar Heels, Penny has made 47 appearances for a 2-0 recor with five saves and a 5.66 ERA.
He was a standout pitcher at South Caldwell for coach Jeff Parham. Penny was 7-3 as a senior and was an all-conference selection for the Spartans; he was 8-1 his junior year. Penny was named co-MVP of the Northwestern 4A Conference Tournament in 2008 as the Spartans defeated Watauga 4-1 in the finals. He was also a member of South Caldwell's state championship team in 2007. Madison Bumgarner, now a member of the San Francisco Giants, was the ace of South Caldwell's pitching staff that season.




Photo Courtesy: Cody Penny, UNC Athletics

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