Roth tweets: 'I'm officially an Angel!'

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Published on Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Michael Roth announced his signing with the Los Angeles Angels on Twitter late Monday night.

Michael Roth announced his signing with the Los Angeles Angels on Twitter late Monday night.

Michael Roth, lefthanded star pitcher for the University of South Carolina, signed with the Los Angeles Angels late Monday night he announced on Twitter. “Just signed my first contract (hopefully of many to come)! I’m officially an Angel!”

Roth was the Angels’ 297th overall pick in the ninth round of this year’s Major League Draft.

He helped the Gamecocks to two consecutive NCAA National baseball championships. USC lost to Arizona in the national finals last month trying to make it three titles in three years. Roth finished his career with an 8-0 record in post-season play. He holds the College World Series records for most starts (8) and innings pitched (60.1).

He has a career 24-6 career record with a 1.90 earned run average.

He graduated Riverside High School and was 3A All-State in 2006 and 2008. He was a 2006 and 2007 Louisville Slugger High School All-American. Roth was South Carolina 3A Player of the Year in 2006, as a sophomore.

Roth was a 31st-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians last year.

Roth was also the winner of the 2012 SEC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year Award and earned a degree in international business and marketing and a minor in Spanish. He graduated with a 383 grade-point average and reportedly delayed one year his application for a Rhodes Scholar.

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