By: Kevin Karel & LJ Hatcher (WRGA News)
A Berry College pitcher is back in Major League Baseball.
Collin McHugh, who pitched for Berry from 2006-08, was called up from the New York Mets’ AAA affiliate in Las Vegas Tuesday and joined the Mets roster in St. Louis where the team was finishing up a series with the Cardinals.
McHugh was taken by the Mets out of Berry College in the 18th round of the 2008 amateur draft and made his major league debut in August of 2012 with a strong start against the Colorado Rockies.
Despite a positive debut, McHugh largely struggled in his brief call-up to the Mets last season, ending with an 0-4 record. The right-hander has continued to dominate AAA competition however, and the Mets brought him back to the big leagues after he turned in consecutive outings where he gave up only one run in 14 combined innings.
McHugh is the first Berry Alumni to pitch in the major leagues.