The Troy Trojans’ bullpen got some good news last week as it was announced that former Florida State pitcher Ryan Pettys was transferring into the program.
The left-handed Panama City Beach, Fla., native was a highly recruited pitcher coming out of Mosley High School in Lynn Haven, Fla. As Mosley’s ace he led the school to the 2019 Class 6A Semifinals, while earning all-state honors and 2019 Florida Pitcher of the Year.
Pettys was rated the 15th best left-handed pitcher in the nation coming out of high school by Perfect Game. The 6-foot-2-inch southpaw boasts a 92 mile-per-hour fastball.
Pettys redshirted at Florida State in 2020 and will likely receive a waiver from the NCAA to gain immediate eligibility at Troy, due to COVID-19.
“Ryan was one of the top left-handed pitchers in the country out of high school a year ago and we are thankful to get him here at Troy,” Enterprise baseball coach Mark Smatt said. “His ceiling is extremely high and we look forward to adding him to an already talented class on the mound.”
Just two days later, Troy announced that Furman pitcher Mason Kenney was also transferring into Troy.
The right-handed Milton, Ga. native split his time at Furman between shortstop and pitcher, but will concentrate on his pitching at Troy. In 12 appearances on the mound at Furman, Kenney posted a 4.11 ERA with 22 strikeouts.
Kenney was a two-time all-conference selection at Milton High School and also participated in the 2018 17U World Series.