High Point/Thomasville, NC – The High Point-Thomasville HiToms are excited to announce the returns of two more local pitchers that helped deliver a seventh division title to the organization in 2020. Elon native KJ Wells and Lexington’s Will Lancaster will once again pitch for the HiToms in 2021.
At Louisburg College, KJ Wells has been one of the best strikeout artists at the NJCAA level over his two-year Louisburg career. This season, Wells has an astounding 29 strikeouts across 15.1 innings. Most importantly, the Junior has quieted opponent bats to a 2.93 ERA out of the Hurricanes bullpen. Wells was similarly effective across nine innings with the 2020 HiToms. The righty posted 17 strikeouts, while allowing just one run to opponents. The strong pitching earned Wells All-Coastal Plain League honors.
During the shortened 2020 season, Wells was again a master of the strikeout, delivering 34 strikeouts in 17 innings. Wells started his career at High Point University, providing the Panthers with a solid 2.84 ERA and 32 K’s through his 17 appearances.
USC Upstate lefty Will Lancaster the CPL HiToms for his second season. Last summer, the former Lexington Senior High School pitcher was sharp, pitching to a 3.86 ERA in his 10 appearances for the club. At USC Upstate, Lancaster has been a steady member of the bullpen, with a career 3.38 ERA entering this week’s games. Before the Spartans, Lancaster suited up for Guilford Tech Community College, where he struck out 35 batters in 2019.