STATE COLLEGE, PA (WALB) - Former Sherwood Christian baseball star Jason Townsend is beginning his professional career in Pennsylvania with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
On Tuesday Townsend picked up his first win as a professional. He pitched two shut out innings in the 9th and 10th as the State College Spikes beat Hudson Valley 5-4 in 10 innings.
In two innings of work Townsend only allowed one hit and his fastball hit 95 miles per hour on the radar gun.
The State College Spikes are a short season class A team in the New York Penn League.