Blade Tidwell strikes out six, advances to FSL finals

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Former Tennessee pitcher Blade Tidwell is playing with the St. Lucie Mets.

St. Lucie competes in the Florida State League and is a Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets.

Tidwell was selected by New York in the second round (No. 52 overall) of the 2022 MLB draft.

The 6-foot-4, 207-pound Tidwell (3-2) appeared in 13 games for the Vols in 2022. He recorded 51 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA during the 2022 campaign.

Tidwell started for St. Lucie in game No. 1 of the FSL East Division championship series. The Mets defeated Palm Beach, 6-1.

St. Lucie defeated Palm Beach, 3-2, Thursday, winning the best-of-three series, 2-0.

Tidwell and St. Lucie will play the winner of Friday’s game between the Dunedin Blue Jays and the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. The FSL West Division championship series is tied, 1-1.

Below are Tidwell’s stats from game No. 1 of the FSL East Division championship series.

Innings pitched: 4.2

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Batters faced: 18

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Pitches: 68

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Strikes: 47

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Strikeouts: 6

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Walks: 0

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Hits: 2

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Runs: 0

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Earned runs: 0

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Story originally appeared on Vols Wire