Mets’ Blade Tidwell records five strikeouts

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Former Tennessee pitcher Blade Tidwell made his fourth start with the St. Lucie Mets Tuesday against Fort Myers.

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

Tidwell pitched three innings, recording five strikeouts and surrendering one hit.

Fort Myers defeated St. Lucie, 5-0.

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

The former Vol made his professional debut Aug. 9 with the FCL Mets of the Florida Complex League.

Tidwell made his first start Aug. 16 with FCL Mets. He pitched 1.2 innings, recording one walk and hit two batters, while not surrendering a run against Lakeland.

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.

2022 Tennessee baseball: Blade Tidwell by the numbers

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire