Millville’s Kennedy Takes Atlantic City’s Kennedy Deep in Minor League Game
A pair of Kennedy's faced off in a minor league game on Sunday, both of which played their high school baseball in the Cape-Atlantic League.
2017 Millville alum Buddy Kennedy, who is in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization with the Double-A, Amarillo Sod Poodles, faced 2012 Atlantic City high alum Brett Kennedy, who is pitching in the San Diego Padres organization for the San Antonio Missions.
Kennedy took Kennedy's 1-1 pitch over the left field wall to give his team a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.
On the season, Buddy Kennedy is hitting .281 with 11 home runs and 36 RBI between two stops. The 22-year old was promoted to Double-A back in late June, and was chosen in the fifth round of the 2017 MLB draft.
As for Brett Kennedy, 26, who made his Major League debut back in 2018 with the Padres, he has battled injury issues since then and has a 1-5 record with a 8.24 ERA in 10 games across three levels.
The Brigantine native reached the majors going 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in six big league starts. The Atlantic City alum was selected in the 11th round of the 2015 draft by the Padres.