Bryse Wilson

Bryse Wilson will start Game 4 of the NLCS for the Atlanta Braves.

The Atlanta Braves will seek to extend their series lead in the National League Championship Series game after a lopsided loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. And when the Braves take to the field Thursday night, Orange High School graduate Bryse Wilson will be on the pitcher’s mound.

Braves Manager Brian Snitker announced the rookie Wilson will start Game 4. Atlanta is coming off a 15-3 loss to the Dodgers, but the Braves still hold a 2-1 series lead.

The right-handed Wilson pitched in just six games for the Braves in 2020 both as a starter and a reliever. He posted a 4.02 ERA, striking out 15 and walking nine in 15 2/3 innings. In his two starts at the Major League level, Wilson allowed eight hits and one run over eight innings while striking out nine.

The Dodgers will send lefty and three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw to face the Braves' lineup.

Wilson was a fourth-round pick of the Braves in the 2016 draft and played at Gwinnett this year between stints with Atlanta. He made his Major League debut at age 20 in August 2018, pitching five scoreless innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Wilson graduated from Orange High School in 2016. In his career as a Panther, he went 33-4 with a 0.90 ERA in 38 career starts. He had 335 strikeouts with 43 walks.