Congratulations to Elijah Wood of the Washington Demon baseball team for signing his letter of intent to play for Marshalltown Community College.
Wood Is a player that has been the Washington ace for a couple of years now, but was also a hard throwing relief pitcher in his younger days as a Demon. This year he is 1-1 in 19 1/3 innings with a .72 ERA, 27 strikeouts and opponents hit .235 off of him.
Wood said he is excited to be able to sign, and that it is a big load off of his shoulders
“It’s really exciting now that I have signed and everything, I’ve already been there and have my classes set up and everything, so now I can just kind of relax and play ball the rest of the summer, and look forward to next season at Marshalltown and play for the Tigers,” Wood said.
Head coach Nathan Miller talked about Wood’s contribution to the team over his years, and believes that Wood will continue his positive trend at the collegiate level.
“He definitely has a chance to help out Marshalltown the next couple of years, and whatever he has done for us the last three years, it’s been good. I mean two state tournament appearances, his freshmen and sophomore year, and he had a huge part in helping us get there, last year, every game he threw in we had a chance to win, and this year, he is off to an outstanding start as well,” Miller said. “He’s definitely going to have an opportunity there which is a great thing for him, that is what you want out of all your players is to be given the chance to play outside of high school at the college level.”
Wood Sits in the top 20 starting pitchers in 3A with his .72 ERA.