Minor League Baseball: Alex Wells turning heads for Baltimore Orioles affiliate

Alex Wells playing for the Shorebirds. Picture: AP
Alex Wells playing for the Shorebirds. Picture: AP

Former Belmont pitcher Alex Wells has finally given up a run.

Wells, 20, was named the Baltimore Orioles’ minor league pitcher of July and South Atlantic league player of the month after batters failed to score off him across five starts and 36 innings.

The Delmarva Shorebirds leftie, whose twin brother Lachlan is at the Minnesota Twins, had his streak ended in a 5-1 loss to the West Virginia Pirates last weekend.

The former Hunter Sports High student has not walked a batter in 47 innings.

Meanwhile, Nic Anderson-Vine (Toronto), Jake Amos (Belmont), and Rixon Wingrove (Phoenix) could follow in Wells’ footsteps after being named in the Australian team for the 18U Baseball World Cup in Canada from September 1. 

Wingrove, a catcher, was MVP at the under-18 national championship in January and Amos won the batting award.