Former All-America RHP Seth Maness
May 3, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Former East Carolina All-America selection Seth Maness was named Minor League Pitcher-of-the-Month by the St. Louis Cardinals the organization announced Tuesday.
Maness posted a 3-0 record with a 0.67 ERA in four starts allowing just earned runs over 27.0 innings pitched with 21 strikeouts at High-A Palm Beach during April. The right-hander from Pinehurst, N.C. did not walk or hit a batter all month, as the only way on base was via the 21 hits he allowed. His 0.67 ERA ranked the sixth lowest in all of Minor League Baseball.
"Seth has performed extremely well for us since being drafted last June," said Cardinals Farm Director John Vuch. "His combination of excellent control and ability to induce ground balls has enabled him to have success at each level he's pitched with us, and he has gotten off to a solid start so far this season."
Maness, who was selected by the Cardinals in the 11th round (pick No. 350) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, holds career records at East Carolina for wins (38), starts (61), strikeouts (334) and innings pitched (411.2). He closed out his stellar career earning his fourth-straight first-team All-Conference USA selection after posting a 10-3 ledger with 80 strikeouts to just 17 walks in 105.0 innings and sporting a 1.71 ERA, which ranked second in C-USA and 17th nationally.