Columbus State Baseball Adds Two More
Columbus State head baseball coach Greg Appleton announced the signing of pitchers Sean Muller and Zack Helewski for the 2012-13 season.
Muller has been an All-Region pick each of the last three seasons (second team team as a freshman and sophomore and a first team selection as a junior) at Centennial High School in Roswell, Ga. He was also a second team member last year as an infielder. As a junior, he was selected to the Georgia Dugout Club Top 100 and was picked by Coach Jake Hill as the Cy Young award winner at Centennial in both his sophomore and junior seasons.
This past summer and fall Muller has played for Columbus State alum Danny Pralgo and the 643 DP program. For Pralgo, Muller has pitched 53 innings, allowing 35 hits and 7 earned runs for a miniscule ERA of 0.92. He has also struck out 66 batters and walked only 11.
Muller will bring good experience to CSU next season having been a proven starting pitcher since his freshman season at the 5-A high school level. This summer he proved he has the ability to control all his pitches and shown that he was a fiery competitor.
From Smiths Station, Alabama, Helewski pitched at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, AL where he helped them to a 38 win season and a first place finish in the Southern Division of the ACCC. He was a mainstay on a very talented pitching staff going 7-4 with a 3.42 era. He tossed 84 innings allowing only 74 hits while striking out 67 batters. He will once again be counted on by CVCC skipper Adam Thomas to be a conference starter and help lead what could be the most talented pitching staff in Pirate history.
As a prep star, Helewski pitched at nearby Smiths Station High School for Coach Clinton Britton. With the Panthers he was a three year starter setting school records in wins (22), era (3.06), games pitched, and innings pitched. During those three years Helewski struck out a career 209 batters and was a two time First Team All Bi-City selection.
Helewski should have no trouble making the jump to Columbus State next season as he is described as a right handed power pitcher with a hard slider. His experience as a freshman and sophomore should prove valuable as he will be counted on to be a big part of Appleton's staff in 2013.