Former Merced College and Turlock star Blake Cederlind became the second Merced County product to make his major league debut in less than a week.
The 24-year old right-hander pitched a perfect inning for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Cederlind, whose fastball was clocked as high as 99 mph on the radar gun, forced two groundouts and a flyout in the sixth inning.
Cederlind was promoted from the Pirates’ alternate site to the big league club Tuesday. Cederlind tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this season and began the year at the Pirates alternate site in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
“It’s fun,” said former Merced College coach Chris Pedretti, who coached Cederlind with the Blue Devils “You know what a big deal it is for a guy from Turlock and Merced to make it. You know all the hard work they put in to get there.”
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