By Jerry Del Priore
In first his professional start of his baseball career, Columbia Fireflies pitcher Anthony Kay, a 2016 New York Mets first round draft pick, surrendered zero earned runs (two unearned). He wound up whiffing four batters on 82 pitches in four innings of work against the Augusta GreenJackets (2-2) Sunday at Spirt Communications Park in a South Atlantic League (SAL) game.
Though the Fireflies (2-2) lost, 10-5, to the GreenJackets, it was a solid outing nonetheless for the Long Island, New York, hurler who has not pitched since Tommy John Surgery sidelined 18 months ago, his final collegiate start as a Connecticut Huskie.
Meanwhile, Blake Tiberi, the ’16 Mets’ third round draft selection, continued his torrid hitting, picking up his second three-hit contest in just four days. The second baseman is now 8-for-16 (.500) at the plate with three RBI to start the season.