Alex Webb may not be as well known as Jeff Degano, but the right-handed pitcher from Surrey is making a name for himself in his own right.
Webb, a graduate of Semiahmoo Secondary, has spent the last three years pitching at the University of British Columbia. In his first season with the Thunderbirds, he made 13 appearances in relief and was credited with three wins and two losses with an earned run of 6.30 in 30 innings he pitched.
In his second year with UBC, he pitched in 17 games, 16 of those games were in relief appearances and he was the starting pitcher in one game. He finished the season being credited for two wins and four losses in his 17 appearances and an earned run average of 4.81 in 39 and one third innings pitched.
This year was Webb’s year to stand out and to really make a name for himself. Webb started in 13 games and made two relief appearances in 15 total games. This year his win total jumped to 10 (4th all-time in a single season by a UBC pitcher) and his earned run average dropped to a measly 2.15. To cap off his season, Webb earned himself a place on the 2014-15 Capital Academic All-America College Division Baseball Team as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and was named the NAIA West Group Pitcher of the Year.
This was enough for the San Diego Padres to select him in the 36th round with the 1077th pick.