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American Idol winner, Scott McCreery, has more than a soothing, deep voice and a chart-topping single. He also has a killer fastball.
Before McCreery, 17, won one of America’s most well-known competitions, he was a pitcher for Garner’s junior varsity baseball team. And his talent did not go unnoticed.
FoxSportsCarolinas.com told its readers that McCreery throws a 75 mph fastball and can field groundballs when needed most.
Derek Goffena, the high school varsity baseball coach, was anxiously awaiting McCreery’s return to the mound and left a spot open in the bullpen for him.
"He would have definitely helped us this year,” Goffena told examiner.com. "He was the top junior varsity pitcher a year ago and would have been a good high school pitcher. He is a great kid and a real good teammate."
McCreery had a record of 4-0 with a 3.2 ERA during his freshman year and a record of 6-1 with a 1.08 ERA his sophomore year.