Scott Wingo

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Scott Wingo
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Second baseman
Born: (1989-03-25) March 25, 1989 (age 28)
Greenville, South Carolina
Bats: Left Throws: Right

David Scott Wingo (born March 25, 1989) is an American former professional baseball second baseman and coach.

Playing career[edit]

Wingo attended Mauldin High School in Mauldin, South Carolina.[1] He then attended the University of South Carolina, where he played for the South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team. He was named the College World Series Most Outstanding Player for the 2011 College World Series.[2][3]

Wingo was drafted by the Dodgers in the 11th round (344th overall) in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.[4] He started his professional career with the Arizona League Dodgers but after 7 games was promoted to the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League. Combined, in 2011, he was in 38 games and hit .296.

Wingo spent his 2012 season with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the California League. He played in 109 games with the Quakes and hit .246. He returned to the Quakes in 2013, and hit .227 in 101 games. Wingo spent 2013 with Rancho Cucamonga, where in 101 games, he hit .227/.371/.336 with 4 HR, 24 RBI and 50 BB. He played mostly second base, but also saw a considerable amount of time at third base.

He was released by the Dodgers on April 12, 2014.

Coaching career[edit]

Wingo returned to school as a student assistant and completed his degree in the spring of 2015. That summer, he coached in the Coastal Plain League.[5] In 2016, he joined the North Greenville University baseball team as a graduate assistant.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Today Mauldin Honors One of Its Own in Scott Wingo". Mauldin, South Carolina Patch. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "USC repeat: Wingo saves best for last". Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Scott Wingo steadily built a case to land top honor at CWS". USATODAY.COM. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ USC Sports Information. "Scott Wingo drafted by Dodgers". The Times and Democrat. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Scott Wingo learns a key to coaching: Knowing when to chill". Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ "New Head Coach, Scott Wingo". Retrieved June 25, 2016. 

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