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Phillies sign former Marshall County pitcher Cody Forsythe as 25th-round MLB draft pick

Former Marshall County High School left-handed pitcher Cody Forsythe has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies.

 

phillies_150Forsythe, a senior at Southern Illinois University, was the Phillies’ 25th-round pick in last week’s MLB draft. The signing was reported on MLB.com’s transactions wire.

 

Forsythe was 4-5 with a 3.03 ERA in 15 starts for Southern Illinois in 2013. He struck out 67 batters and walked 22 in 101 innings pitched. He holds the Southern Illinois record for career starts (49) and innings pitched (346.2). He ranks fifth in program history in strikeouts (246).

 

Forsythe was a Second Team All-State selection by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches’ Association in 2009 at Marshall County.

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