Former South Carolina baseball pitcher Tyler Webb is about to make his major league debut.
Webb was called up Thursday to the big leagues by the New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees selected him in the 10th round of the 2013 MLB draft.
He’s been pitching this season for the Yankees’ Triple A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Webb is 3-1 with a 3.24 ERA in 21 relief appearances. He has 47 strikeouts in 33.1 innings pitching.
Webb is South Carolina’s career leader in appearances with 110 from 2010-13 (12 starts, 98 relief).
In addition to Webb, the Yankees have three other USC pitchers in their system with Jordan Montgomery in the MLB starting rotation, Taylor Widener in Single-A Advanced and the just-drafted Clarke Schmidt, who is recovering from an arm injury.
Six from South Carolina’s national championship team have been called up to the major leagues. In addition to Webb, those former Gamecocks are Whit Merrifield, Christian Walker, Jackie Bradley Jr., Michael Roth and Sam Dyson.