SAVANNAH, GA (WALB) - Former Sherwood Christian pitching standout Jason Townsend is standing out in his first full season with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
One year after he was drafted in the 31st round, Jason Townsend has found his role as the closer for the West Virginia Power in the South Atlantic League.
Townsend leads the team in saves with 27 appearances this season.
His last was Wednesday when he didn't give up a run in Savannah the other night in pitching one and a third innings.
His high school coach Jay Flint says word in the Pirate organization is that Townsend could be moved up later this season.
Jason says his success this year is due to the fact he has just kept it simple on the mound.
Jason Townsend said. "I am just attacking batters. Just doing my thing. Just going out there grinding and battling. Even when it has gotten tough in some situations. Just go out there and have fun. I am having fun. It has been working for me so far."
The West Virginia Power play Friday in Savannah and then have a series in Charleston, South Carolina this weekend.