Ben Joyce records first MLB win

Former Vol Ben Joyce earned his first Major League Baseball win with the Angels on Wednesday.

Los Angeles defeated the Cubs, 6-2, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

Joyce pitched one inning, allowing zero hits, zero runs and three walks. He did not record a strikeout. The former Vol totaled 27 pitches (13 strikes).

He made his MLB debut on May 29.

Joyce played for the Vols from 2021-22. He did not play in 2021 due to rehabbing from offseason surgery.

Joyce appeared in 27 games and started one contest in 2022 for Tennessee. He had a 2-1 record, while totaling 53 strikeouts in 32.1 innings pitched during the 2022 campaign.

The former Vol was selected by the Angels in the third round of the 2022 Major League Baseball draft (No. 89 overall). He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at Tennessee.

He played at Walters State Community College from 2019-20 before transferring to Tennessee. Joyce played at Farragut High School in Farragut, Tennessee.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire