Andrew Carraway

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Template:Infobox MLB player Andrew Donnelly Carraway (born Template:Birth date) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He was drafted in the 12th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners.[1]

At Walton High School Carraway was a two-year letter winner. He also helped his team get to the 5A Region Championship as junior. Awards received by Carraway included All-Cobb County and all-state honors, Baseball Coaches Award, MVP of East Cobb Summer Team and a finalist for the Wendy’s Heisman Award.

In his first season at the University of Virginia he went 2-0 with a 2.91 ERA in 19 appearances. He also pitched in three shutout games and threw 33 strikeouts. He was selected to inaugural All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Baseball Team.

Carraway went 5-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 33 strikeouts 22 games. He was named to the ACC All-Academic Baseball Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

He went 4-3 with a 4.06 ERA in 15 games, and 13 starts. He was named to the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team for third straight year as well as ACC Academic Honor Roll.

His senior year, Carraway went 9-2 with a 3.96 ERA in 16 games, 13 of which were starts. Carraway started the ACC Championship game in which Virginia beat Florida State University, and went on to receive the first ever win for a University of Virginia pitcher in the College World Series, eliminating Cal State Fullerton.

Carraway began his professional career in 2009 with the Short-Season Everett AquaSox of the Northwest League and the Class-A Clinton LumberKings of the Midwest League. He went a combined 8-0 with a 2.09 ERA, one save and 60 strikeouts in 17 games, 10 starts. In his first full year in professional baseball, he recorded a 5.33 ERA in the notoriously hitter-friendly California League for the High Desert Mavericks, and led the team in wins and strikeouts.

Carraway started the 2012 season playing for the Jackson Generals in the AA Southern League.

On May 10, 2012, Carraway was promoted from the Jackson Generals to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers when RHP Brian Sweeney was placed on the DL.

He retired from baseball in March 2015.[2]


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