Wade Arduini, the 6-foot lefty from Charleston, is ATVL’s 8th best starting pitcher from the 2015 Valley League season!
Wade put together an excellent season for the Strasburg Express- showing excellent control- only 6 walks- over 36 2/3 innings pitched. Overall, he went 3-1, 2.95, with 34 hits allowed and 21 strikeouts. His WHIP is 1.090; BB/9 is a tiny 1.5; K/9 is a solid 5.1.
Wade had two phenomenal starts in the regular season. The first was on July 17th at Aldie, when he threw 8 shutout innings and allowed only 5 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 5. Six days later, on July 23rd, he did it again, throwing 7 shutout innings again against Aldie, and allowed only 3 hits, 0 walks, and struck out 4.
Then, in the playoffs, he once against dominated Aldie- just 6 days after the July 23rd outing. At Aldie on July 29th, Wade threw 9 innings while allowing 7 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), walked no one, and struck out 6. He sent the Express on to the next round with his effort. If you’re keeping track, that’s 24 innings with only 1 earned run over a span of 12 days.
Wade spent 2013 and 2014 at USC Lancaster. As a freshman, he went 6-2, 2.74 in 56 innings pitched, along with 45 strikeouts. In 2014, he was 1-0 when he endured the well-known Tommy John surgery. In 2015, he transferred to Charleston, and went 1-1, 5.85, with 1 save, 58 hits, 18 walks, and 34 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings pitched.
Watch for Wade to continue his summer success for Charleston this spring!