Clayton McGinness was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo from Wichita State website)


Clayton McGinness was selected in the 20th round by the Baltimore Orioles. He is a senior right-handedpitcher from Amazonia, Missouri, a graduate of Savannah High School. He is the son of David and Jacqueline McGinness. His mother is a 1987 graduate of Rock Port. Clayton is the grandson of Rock Port residents Ed and Peggy Ingram.

According to Wichita State’s website, McGinness went 6-4 and posted a team-best 3.89 ERA in 18 appearances and 10 starts on the mound in 2019. He tossed one complete game while allowing 32 earned runs on 77

hits with 57 strikeouts and 27 walks in 74 innings of work. His complete game occurred in the Shockers’ 3-1 victory over the then No. 8-ranked ECu Pirates. McGinness ended his Wichita State career ranked seventh in career pitching appearances with 95.

As a senior at Wichita State, Clayton was tabbed American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week May 13 and struck out a career-best eight batters in Wichita State’s 6-4 victory at USF May 16. He ended his Shocker career ranked seventh with 95 career appearances, reports the team’s website.