Former Savannah State pitcher Kyle McGowin was recently promoted from High Single-A to Double A in the Los Angeles Angels Minor League Baseball farm system.
McGowin started the season with the Inland Empire 66ers located in San Bernardino, California of the California League but is now a member of the Arkansas Travelers located in Little Rock, Arkansas and plays in the Texas League.
The lanky righthander had an earned run average of 2.93 with the 66ers this season. McGowin made his debut with the Travelers two nights ago but took the loss, giving up six hits and three runs while striking out three in five innings.
During the month of April, McGowin was named the Angels farm Most Valuable Player. He pitched 33 innings, had a 1.91 ERA, gave up 27 hits, struck out 26 batters and walked nine, last month.
McGowin led SSU to its first ever Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship (MEAC) and was drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.