Mike Pelfrey to remain on the WSU baseball staff

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita legend, Mike Pelfrey, will remain the Wichita State pitching coach, WSU baseball coach Eric Wedge announced on Thursday. 

“Mike Pelfrey is a quintessential professional and one of most accomplished players in the illustrious history of Wichita State baseball,” Wedge said in a statement. “I wanted him to continue leading and mentoring our pitching staff, and I am ecstatic he has decided to stay on. With his expansive amount of experience and knowledge from being a Shocker and veteran Major League pitcher, I am confident Mike will continue helping our pitchers reach new heights.”

2018 was Pelfrey's first year as WSU's pitching coach. 

“I’ve always wanted to come back and be a part of the baseball program at Wichita State,” Pelfrey said in a statement. “I felt blessed in January when I was given the opportunity to join the Shockers as pitching coach, and I feel extremely fortunate again to continue in that role. I’m excited about the future of this program and honored to be a part of it.”  

Pelfrey played for the Shockers from 2003 to 2005, before pitching in the majors for 12 seasons.