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Comet pitcher Rhett Lowder commits to Wake Forest

After the signing this past season of Carson Lowder to an NCAA Div. I program, the North Stanly Comets, another Lowder (no relation) may be signing at the same level in the Spring 2020 high school season.

Rhett Lowder, a rising senior at North, recently announced he had verbally committed to play baseball in college with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Lowder, an All-SNAP, All-YVC and All-State selection, said he felt Wake “was the best fit for me because I know I will develop the most there.”

Also helping his development as a player, he added was “playing against the best competition in the ACC” as well as “competing against my own teammates for a spot.”

The rising senior also said on a recent visit to Wake he “fell in love with the campus and school at first sight.”

I know when I leave Wake Forest, whether going to play baseball at the next level or going into the work force, I will be well prepared,” Lowder said.

In his junior season, Lowder was 9-0 with a 0.61 earned-run average. In 68.1 innings, he walked seven and struck out 115 batters. He also hit .352 and drove in 17 runs for the Comets.

Sports Editor Charles Curcio can be reached at charles.curcio@stanlynewspress.com, 704-983-1361 or via Twitter (@charles_curcio).

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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