Former Saluki to represent Team USA in Asia

By Thomas Donley, @tdonleyDE

Former SIU starting pitcher Cody Forsythe was among 27 players named Wednesday to USA Baseball’s 2015 U.S. Premier12 Baseball Team roster. 

The team will compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier12 Tournament in Taipei, Taiwan and Tokyo, Japan from Nov. 9 to 21.

Forsythe pitched for SIU from 2010-13. He is one of five members of the Philadelphia Phillies organization on the Premier12 roster.


The Philadelphia Phillies drafted the now-reliever in the 25th round of the 2013 MLB draft. He posted a 3-2 record with a 3.65 ERA in 34 appearances for the Clearwater Threshers, Philadelphia’s Advanced-A minor league affiliate.

Forsythe is the Saluki record holder for career starts with 49 and innings pitched with 346.2.

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