UNC Baseball transfer impresses at Cape Cod League

An incoming UNC baseball transfer pitcher has been drawing some attention while pitching in this summer’s Cape Cod League. 

The UNC baseball program has lost some key pitching depth and will have to replace the production if they hope to make their way deep into the NCAA Tournament this season.

Of course, the familiar returning faces will have their opportunity to help fill these voids. However, Scott Forbes and his staff will take a close look at some of the new players that will be arriving in Chapel Hill as well.

Over the summer months, transfer pitcher Ben Peterson has shown that he has the makings of being a great addition for North Carolina.

Peterson has had quite a journey so far throughout his college career. The 6-foot-4 right-hander began his career at Appalachian State, appearing in 11 games for the Mountaineers.

After posting a 2-3 record with a 7.08 ERA over 20 1/3 innings pitched as a freshman, Peterson decided to transfer to Florida Southwestern State (JUCO). In 10 appearances (five starts), Peterson put together a better season, posting a 3-1 record with a 3.04 ERA over 26.2 innings of work.

Now, Peterson is on the move once again, as he’s Chapel Hill bound. While pitching in the Cape Cod League, the future Tar Heel has drawn the attention of a notable media member.

Aaron Fitt, the co-editor and national writer for D1Baseball, was impressed with Peterson, noting that he should be a “great addition for UNC.” His frame and repertoire stood out to Fitt, as he discusses his splitter and slider as quality pitches.

As he has experience both as a starter and reliever, Forbes will have options on how he can possibly utilize Peterson in his pitching staff. Whatever that role ends up being, expect Peterson to have an opportunity to make an impact on the mound this season.

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