Tahoma High lefty drafted by Cleveland Indians

Tahoma High product Kirk Wetmore was drafted last week in the 11th round by the Cleveland Indians.

Wetmore is a left handed pitcher who has been playing at Bellevue Community College. He measures at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds.

Wetmore graduated from Tahoma High in 2007. According to his father, John Wetmore, he throws in the low to mid 90s.

“I’m excited,” the elder Wetmore said. “It’s taken a lot of hard work. He’s one of those kids, the more I put on his plate the harder he worked. I’m excited that all his hard work paid off.”

He was part of a BCC team that came back in a long shot win to beat Columbia Basin in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Championship May 25 in Longview. Wetmore was named to the NWAACC All-Tournament Team. During the championship round he pitched three innings in relief, striking out four and allowing no runs, collecting the win in the first of a best of three series. He was 6-2 on the mound for BCC this season.

He is in Arizona this week to start in the A short season in the Indians organization.

Wetmore was a three-year letter winner at Tahoma. As a senior he posted an 8-1record with a 1.72 ERA, helping the Bears to a 17-3 record and 3rd in state finish, according to the Bellevue Community College athletics Web site. He was named to the All-State team and was among the pitchers selected to the First Team All-South Puget Sound North 4A.