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Dettmann makes professional baseball debut

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Somerset native Jared Dettmann made his professional baseball debut on Monday, pitching for the Danville (Va.) Braves.

Dettmann was the first of four relief pitchers used by the Braves in a 9-2 victory over the Johnson City Cardinals in the Appalachian League game.

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Dettmann worked 1.2 innings for the Class A Braves, striking out three batters and walking three more. He was charged with one earned run. Dettmann was brought into the game in the third inning. He worked a scoreless third inning. After two outs and two walks, Dettmann was replaced by Matt Kimbrel, the younger brother of Atlanta Braves bullpen closer Craig Kimbrel. Dettmann was charged with a run when Kimbrel threw a wild pitch that allowed a run to score.

Dettmann is part of a 15-man pitching staff with Danville. Braves manager Jonathan Schuerholz has managed to work all 15 pitchers onto the field in the team’s first four games. Danville’s record now stands at 3-1.

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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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