Spartanburg newspaper blog by Todd Shanesy on Traylor

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Spartanburg newspaper blog by Todd Shanesy on Traylor

Postby dialing8 on Tue May 12, 2009 9:49 am

Traylor's kid great signing for Wofford
Posted May 12th 2009 09:33:31 am by Todd Shanesy
Categories: Sports
When it was announced in January that Spartanburg High School pitcher Ryan Traylor was going to play at Wofford, some might have seen it as a courtesy move.
After all, his father, former Terriers head coach Steve Traylor, was the one who hired Todd Interdonato as an assistant in 2005 and turned the program over to him two years later. And because Steve still works at Wofford, his son can go there for free anyway.
Ryan might end up being the gem of the recruiting class. The lanky right-handed sidewinder pitched his second straight outstanding game Monday night to keep Spartanburg alive in the playoffs. He recovered from a shaky start to pitch 5 2/3 innings, allowing only three hits as the Vikings eliminated Dorman, 3-2. Last week, he went 9 2/3 innings (only 87 pitches) in a 3-2 win against Northwestern.
Monday’s terrific pitching duel with Dylan Cole of the Cavaliers (two-hitter, no earned runs) in a rivalry game might happen again in the Southern Conference. Cole is headed for Furman.
Traylor will join former Spartanburg teammate Konstantine Diamaduros (.312, six homers, team-high 48 RBIs) next season with the Terriers. Diamaduros, the standout so far of this year’s freshman class, is the son of a former Terrier Club president.
Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties regularly churn out Division I players, but the only one before Diamaduros to sign with Wofford since Interdonato joined the staff was pitcher Whit Kennedy (Broome) in 2006. He played two seasons.
Wofford has also signed Landrum pitcher Alex Wilson, giving the Terriers three from this county on the team next year. That would be the most since 2003 when Dorman products Brian Casey, Nick Hewitt and Andrew Hewitt all played together for the Terriers. Steve Fusaro from Chapman came a year later.

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