Ben Joyce records two strikeouts in spring training debut with Angels

The Angels (2-0) defeated the White Sox (0-2), 7-0, Sunday at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Former Tennessee pitcher Ben Joyce made his spring training debut for the Angels. The former Vol pitched one inning, recording two strikeouts, while not allowing a hit, walk or run.

Joyce was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the third round (No. 89 overall) of the 2022 Major League Baseball draft.

He appeared in 27 games and started one contest in 2022 for the Vols. Joyce (2-1) totaled 53 strikeouts in 32.1 innings pitched during the 2022 campaign.

Joyce played 13 games, recording 20 strikeouts, for the Rocket City Trash Pandas after being drafted. The Trash Pandas compete in the Southern League and are a Double-A affiliate of the Angels.

2022 Tennessee baseball: Ben Joyce by the numbers

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire