Sexton signs free agent deal with Padres


Pitcher Danny Sexton, who competed for the Wright State baseball team this past spring, has signed a free-agent contract with the San Diego Padres, it was announced on Thursday.

Sexton (Pataskala, OH/Watkins Memorial) was a Second Team All-Horizon League selection in 2017 as he led the league in batters struck out looking (29), was tied for second in wins (8), ranked third in earned run average (2.78), fifth in opposing batting average (.237) and was sixth in innings pitched (90.2). During league play, the lefthander was the leader in batters struck out looking (22) and was tied for second in wins (5), third in innings pitched (60.0), fifth in strikeouts (45) and ninth in opposing batting average (.255).

The Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on February 20 and March 27, Sexton picked up wins over Clemson, South Carolina and Pittsburgh this season along with Valparaiso, Milwaukee, Oakland, Northern Kentucky and UIC during league play. He struck out a season-high nine against Oakland on April 22 and had seven strikeouts at Clemson on February 19.

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