Baseball – Red Sox Call Up Pat Light for Major League Debut
The Boston Red Sox have promoted former Christian Brothers Academy and Monmouth University star Pat Light to the Major League club for Sunday night's game in Houston, according to multiple sources.
Light was draft by the Red Sox out of Monmouth University 37th overall in 2012 and moved to the bullpen full-time last season. Since his move to the bullpen, Light has seen his fastball top out at 100 miles-per-hour and has struck out 77 batters in 69 1/3 innings over stops at Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket.
During his high school career, Light went 20-0 during his two varsity seasons at CBA and led the Colts to the NJSIAA Non-Public A championship as a senior in 2009. He is believed to be the only Shore Conference pitcher ever to earn at least 20 decisions without taking a loss over his career.
Light was drafted by the Minnesota Twins out of high school in 2009 and increased his fastball velocity from the upper 80-mile-per-hour range as a high school senior to the mid-90's as a collegian.