Lakewood Welcomes Two New Faces

The Phillies have sent pitchers Aaron Wilson and Kevin Shepard to join the Lakewood BlueClaws. Both pitchers were activated for Thursday's game against the Lexington Legends. The Phillies also announced they have sent pitcher Kyle Kendrick to Batavia in the New York-Penn League and pitcher Clemente Doble to extended spring training in Clearwater, Florida.

Aaron Wilson was chosen by the Phillies in the 24th round of the 2004 draft out of the University of San Diego. The right-hander finished his career with 29 wins, including 11 during his senior season, to rank third on the Toreros all-time list. The Lakeside, California native also ranks third on the school's all-time list with 61 starts and eighth on the all-time list with 219 strikeouts. Wilson tossed a complete-game, six-hitter over Pepperdine to lead the Toreros to the 2003 West Coast Conference championship and defeated the University of Arizona in the NCAA Regionals six days later.

Kevin Shepard was a 30th round draft choice by the Phillies out of Boston College this year. The southpaw finished his junior season with a record of 8-4 and a 3.63 earned run average. He completed his college career with 21 victories to rank fourth on the school's all-time list. Shepard also ranks fifth on the school's all-time list with 160 strikeouts.

Kyle Kendrick was drafted by the Phillies in the seventh round of the 2003 draft and compiled a record of 3-8 in 15 starts with the BlueClaws. The right-hander had a 6.08 earned run average in 66 2/3 innings of work and led the staff in games started.

Doble joined the team on May 28 and threw six shutout innings to pick up in the win in his BlueClaws debut two nights later. The right-hander went 2-2 with a 4.56 earned run mark in 23 2/3 innings over two starts and six relief appearances. The Phillies signed Doble as an amateur free agent in October, 2000.

The BlueClaws are fresh off the South Atlantic League All-Star Break and opened a six-game home stand against the Lexington Legends Thursday night.

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