Brandon Josselyn '09 Makes Professional Debut

Brandon Josselyn '09 Makes Professional Debut

Reigning Ivy League Pitcher of the Year Tosses 2.2 Innings for Pulaski Mariners

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Former Yale pitcher Brandon Josselyn '09 made his professional debut last night, tossing 2.2 innings in relief for the Pulaski (Va.) Mariners of the Appalachian League. Josselyn, the 2009 Ivy League Pitcher of the Year, was drafted by the Mariners organization in the 25th round of the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on June 10.

Josselyn entered the game with the bases loaded in the seventh inning with his squad trailing the Danville Braves, 6-1. The former Bulldog recorded the final two outs of the frame to leave the bases full. He surrendered just one run one two hits over the final eight outs of the contest. Josselyn walked one and notched three strike outs in his first professional appearance. His effort on the hill allowed Pulaski to mount a comeback before ultimately dropping a 7-6 decision.

The Appalachian League is a rookie-class minor league comprised of teams located in the Appalachian Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee region. Affiliates of the Orioles, Royals, Braves, Rays, Mariners, White Sox, Twins, Astros, Cardinals and Mets organizations make up the 10-team league.

report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity