Former Worcester Bravehearts Pitcher Makes MLB Debut; Strikes Out Six

Former Worcester Bravehearts Pitcher Makes MLB Debut; Strikes Out Six

Former Worcester Bravehearts pitcher Aaron Civale earned a win in his Major League Baseball debut for the Cleveland Indians on Saturday afternoon.

Civale was called up from the Indians’ AAA-affiliate Columbus Clippers to make a spot-start in place of pitcher Mike Clevinger who was placed on the IL with a sprained ankle.

The 24-year-old pitched six shutout innings — giving up only two hits and striking out six. Civale struck out the side in the first inning.

A native of E. Windsor, CT,  Civale was a member of the Worcester Bravehearts 2014 championship team where he appeared in seven games, starting four.
 
During the 2014 season, Civale posted a 1.52 ERA with a .97 WHIP and struck out 20 batters in 23.2 innings pitched. He was also selected to the Futures League All Star Game that season.
 
The Indians drafted Civale in the third round of the 2016 MLB Draft. Prior to being drafted, Civale attended college at Northeastern University and played for the Huskies from 2014-2016.
 
The Bravehearts live-Tweeted parts of Civale’s MLB debut here:
 
 

The Indians organization and fans seem extremely happy with Civale’s performance:

 

Lead photo: Worcester Bravehearts/Twitter


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