Christian Brothers Academy has a new name in the big leagues.
Pat Light ’09 was called up to Major League Baseball by the Boston Red Sox early Sunday and is expected to join the Red Sox tonight when they face the Astros in Houston.
Light has been pitching at the AAA level since mid-March, after spending the early spring training period with the Red Sox. He appeared in five contests for AAA Pawtucket and had 10 strikeouts in 6.2 innings. Light is expected to add some depth to the Boston bullpen.
The Colts Neck native is in just his second profession season, spending 2015 with AA Portland (Maine) and AAA Pawtucket. Light gained attention in the minor leagues for his ability to pitch a consistent 100-MPH fastball.
While at the Academy, Light was a perfect 20-0 as a pitcher and helped lead the Colts to the 2009 Non-Public State Championship. He went on to pitch for Monmouth University before being drafted as the 37th pick of the 2012 MLB Draft. The Red Sox traded their incumbent, all-star closer Jonathan Papelbon in exchange for the draft pick that became Light.
In a major league sport that frequently trades off players with the minor leagues, Light is sure to savor this moment. The Academy congratulates Light on this tremendous accomplishment.
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