12 Scott Wells
12 Scott Wells
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Kernersville, N.C.
High School: Greensboro Day
Position: SS
Bats/Throws: R/R

2011FRESHMAN SEASON:  Only a freshman, Wells found his home at shortstop early on in the year giving the Rams the leadership they needed up the middle; however, his ability to be an outstanding ‘two-way’ player guided the Rams during their successful 2011 campaign…..made only 3 errors at the toughest position on the infield….batted in the middle of the Rams line-up for most of the season…..Wells finished 2nd in batting average (.305), 2nd in hits (47) and 3rd in OBP% (.374), while finishing in the top 5 in Runs (28) and RBIs (18)……also drew 18 BB and stole 4 bases…..as a pitcher,  earned 3 victories on the mound all in conference play…..captivated by a 6 shut-out inning performance on 3/26/11 against conference foe Elizabeth City….threw 21.1 innings striking out 16 hitters and only walking 3…..also earned one save…..was named All-CIAA 2nd team…..2011 HIGHLIGHTS:  was 1-3 with 2 RBI vs. St. Andrews on 2/13/11…..was 2-4 with an RBI, SB and a run scored in a 6-5 win over Lincoln on 2/20/11…..was 2-3 with an RBI double and a run scored against Brevard on 3/1/11(game 1)…..was 3-3 with a run scored in a 6-1 win over Brevard on 3/1/11 (game 2)…..was 4-6 with an RBI in a doubleheader split with Augusta State on 3/23/11…..was 3-3 with 3 RBI, BB and a run scored in a 9-7 win over Selma on 3/24/11…..was 1-2 with a BB and a run scored in a 2-0 win over Elizabeth City on 3/26/11…..picked up his 3rd win of the season against Elizabeth City on 3/26/11 (game 2) giving up 3 hits and 1 ER in 6.0 innings, he was also 1-3 at the plate…..was 1-3 with an RBI against St. Augustines on 3/29/11…..was 2-3 with a HR and 3 runs scored in a 12-10 win over Virginia State on 4/3/11…..was 2-4 with a double against Shaw on 4/5/11…..was 1-3 with an RBI vs. Chowan on 4/14/11…..collected 2 hits, scored 2 runs and had an RBI in a 15-6 win over Virginia State in the CIAA tournament on 4/21/11…..was 2-4 with 2 BB, RBI and 2 runs scored in an 18-12 win over Chowan on 4/22/11…..was 2-4 with a run scored in a 7-6 win over St. Augustines in the semi-final game of the CIAA tournament on 4/23/11…..

 

HIGH SCHOOL: graduate of Greensboro Day School where he had success participating in baseball and wrestling…..finished 4th in the state of North Carolina in the 189lb. weight class earning a conference championship, All-Conference honors, and the coach’s award…...Scott was a team captain baseball team in 2010 where he hit .429 with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 14 RBIs, 14 Runs, and had a fielding percentage of .987…..was an All-Conference selection and was given the team Defensive Player of the Year award…..head coach was Buddy Walker.

 

PERSONAL: Exercise Science major…..born 7/4/91 and is the twin brother of Rams teammate Jonathon Wells…...son of Eddy and Cammie Wells…..career goal after college is to get a successful job with his degree…..most memorable sports moment is winning the CIAA conference tournament last season.....favorite things about WSSU baseball is the “team support.”

 

COACH RITSCHE ON WELLS:  “Scott was my biggest surprise last year.  He was our most improved player and due to his hard work ethic has become our most consistent fielder.   He hit over .300 as a freshman and since then has improved offensively as well.  For his efforts, I have chosen him as one of my 2012 captains.  Scott will be relied upon more as a positional this season due to the increased depth of our pitching staff.”