A former standout with the Blue Mountain Eagles baseball team debuted with the Williamsport Crosscutters of the MLB Draft League on Friday night.
Kaleb Sophy, a 2019 graduate at Blue Mountain, pitched 2 scoreless innings for the Crosscutters during their game with the Frederick Keys.
The MLB Draft League was formerly known as the New York-Penn League and consists of 6 teams formerly in that league as well as the Carolina League and Eastern League.
Sophy pitched the 8th and 9th innings of the Crosscutters 10-3 win over the Keys. He struck out 2 batters and allowed 1 hit in his first appearance with the team.
The MLB Draft League season is split into 2 halves. The first half, which ended on July 4, features amateur players and is meant to be a showcase for draft prospects. The second half of the season, which started Friday, has teams of paid players who’ve run out of amateur eligibility.
In addition to the Cutters and Keys, other teams include the State College Spikes, Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Trenton Thunder, and West Virginia Black Bears.