Maness Sparkles in First Pro Start
Playing on a team with 15 pitchers, Pinecrest grad Seth Maness is making the most of his opportunities with the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York Penn League.
In his first professional start, the 11th round draft choice of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched five shutout innings on Sunday in a game the Muckdogs went on to lose 6-2 to Jamestown. Including two earlier relief appearances, the right-hander has allowed no runs and three hits in nine innings while striking out seven and walking none. Only four of the 31 batters he has faced in the three games has reached base.
Maness, who was 38-11 in a college career at East Carolina that ended earlier this month, left Sunday’s game after the fifth inning with the Muckdogs leading 2-0. He allowed two hits and struck out six batters. Jamestown scored three runs in the sixth and three in the ninth to saddle the home team with its third loss in a row.
The Muckdogs (4-8) got back into the win column with a 4-3 win over the same club on Monday.
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