W Point graduate Chris Rowley wins MLB debut

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Source:   —  August 12, 2017, at 7:29 PM

Rowley is the first graduate of the United States Military School in W Point, New York, to reach the majors. He missed all of the two thousand fourteen and two thousand fifteen minor league seasons while on active service, including a stint in Bulgaria.

W Point graduate Chris Rowley wins MLB debut

Chris Rowley, a former first Lt in the United States Army,?pitched five one/three innings to win his major league debut as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates?7-2 on Saturday.

Rowley is the first graduate of the United States Military School in W Point, New York, to reach the majors. He missed all of the two thousand fourteen and two thousand fifteen minor league seasons while on active service, including a stint in Bulgaria.

Rowley is the second player from W Point to reach the majors -- outfielder Walt French played six seasons for the Philadelphia A'south in the one thousand nine hundred twenty, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

The right-hander, who began the season at Double-A, allowed one running and five hits. He walked one and struck out three

The only running off Rowley came in the second inning, when Josh Bell hit a leadoff triple and scored on a two-out hit by Jordy Mercer, who later had a solo homer in the ninth off of? Leonel Campos.

Rowley left to a standing applause from the crowd of 46.179 after giving up a one-out single and a walk in the sixth. Dominic Leone came on and retired the following two batters.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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