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Dettmann makes professional baseball debut

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.

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.

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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