College of Charleston pitcher Bailey Ober will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2015 season, Cougars coach Monte Lee said Monday.
Ober, a a 6-8 sophomore from Huntersville, N.C., was 10-3 with a 1.52 earned-run average last year and was named the national freshman pitcher of the year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
“We hate to lose one of the nation’s best pitchers and a huge part of our program in Bailey Ober,” said Lee. “We hope that by having the surgery now, he will be able to make a full recovery by the beginning of next season.”
Tommy John surgery, named for the former Major League pitcher, is used to replace ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow.