Former USC baseball star Michael Roth can add Major League pitcher to his long list of accomplishments. The 23 year- old lefty from Greenville who led the Gamecocks to three straight College World Series appearances and back-to-back national championships was called up from Double A to the Los Angeles Angels a couple of days and made the most of his first appearance. Last night he earned the first win of his MLB career.
Roth (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings against the Houston Astros to pick up the win. He didn’t allow a hit and struck out four. The Angles scored two runs in the bottom of the 8th and 9th innings to win the game.
Roth hasn’t tweeted much since the win, but before his debut he noted:
Michael Roth @mtRoth29 15h
The leather belt my be the coolest part
Michael Roth @mtRoth29 13h
I don’t even have to make my own PBJs… they have Uncrustables! OMG
Nice to see Roth hasn’t changed since leaving South Carolina.