Former Mainland High Star Chase Petty Promoted by Reds
Former Mainland Mustangs star pitcher Chase Petty is moving up.
The 19-year old from Somers Point is being elevated to the Dayton Dragons, the Cincinnati Reds High-A affiliate.
He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in last years MLB draft amd then traded to Cincinnati before the season started. He began his career with the Reds Low-A affiliate, the Daytona Tortugas.
Petty gets the call with an 0-4 record, but a solid 3.18 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 65 innings pitched, making 12 starts for the Tortugas.
After missing his entire junior season due to COVID-19, Petty was named the New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior. The Somers point resident went 6-1 with a 1.00 ERA with 99 strikeouts in 48.2 innings pitched at the Linwood school.