Former ERAU Ace Pitcher Shines In Major League Debut

By on July 24, 2018 in WNDB News

St. Louis, MO – Over a year after a baseball to the temple nearly killed him, a former Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University pitcher has a dream major league debut.

26-year-old Daniel Poncedeleon held the Cincinnati Reds hitless through 7 innings pitched, taking the no-decision in a 2-1 loss for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Originally called up last month from AAA Memphis by the Cardinals but not used in a game, Poncedeleon becomes the first pitcher since 1892 to not allow a hit in his first Major League Baseball appearance.

His performance last night comes after he nearly died last year from an injury during a minor league baseball game.

Poncedeleon took a baseball to the head, needing emergency surgery and months of rehabilitation before returning to the mound this year.

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