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Oilmen Add Talented Outfield/Pitcher Kyle Wood

By: Joe Loburgio, Contributing Writer
04/06/2012 1:44 PM - The Northwest Indiana Oilmen have added some more talent to the team today by picking up outfield/pitcher Kyle Wood to their 2012 roster. Wood is currently attending Purdue University and will play his first season of collegiate baseball this upcoming season. Wood went to St. Laurence High School in Burbank, Illinois and enjoyed quite a successful high school career. Over his four years there he had an incredible .445 batting average and 31 total home runs. Nearly half of those homers came in his junior season where he batted an amazing .538 with 14 home runs and 56 RBIs. Not only did he hit well in junior year but he was also a dominant pitcher that year too. Wood went 7-2 with a 1.72 ERA, a .162 batting average against, and 73 punch outs in 53 innings pitched. Those numbers he put up while both hitting and pitching helped him win the Catholic League MVP that season. As a senior he did not pitch due to an elbow injury but was still able to hit and put up some impressive numbers batting .476 with 18 extra-base hits and 31 RBIs. As a sophomore two years prior Wood batted .385 with 44 RBIs. Wood earned many accolades and honors during his four years at St. Laurence. Some of these honors are being named a two-time First Team All-State honoree, Lawless Award winner as the Catholic League's most outstanding senior, and being named a three-time all-conference and all-area honoree. Wood is a talent that doesn’t come along too often and the Oilmen are lucky they were able to scoop him up. Not only can this kid hit, but he can also pitch lights out and that total package is what should make Oilmen fans excited for this upcoming 2012 season.