Colin Peluse at Wake Forest

Middletown's Colin Peluse throws a pitch in his collegiate debut for Wake Forest agaisnt Davidson. The Demon Deacons defeated the Wildcats 13-5. (Brian Westerholt/Four Seam Images)

Middletown's Colin Peluse was selected in the 9th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland Athletics.

The Wake Forest pitcher struggled some this season, going just 3-8 with a 5.74 ERA, but clearly caught the eyes of the Athletics' scouting department, who selected him in a spot with a recommended contract of $149,300.

He moved from a Sunday starter to the ace position of Friday this season for the Demon Deacons, as his ERA ballooned from the 3.87 he put together as a sophomore.

Peluse made immediate impacts as a freshman, earning a 5-1 record and 3.54 ERA. He earned tournament wins over West Virginia and Florida, starting as a mid-week starter but being promoted to conference reliever. Wake came within one game of the College World Series.

Peluse was the only Delaware-connected player to be selected in the first 10 rounds of the Major League draft.

University of Delaware pitcher and Hodgson-alum Brandon Walter is expected to be a day 3 selection.

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