Mets Promote Collin McHugh to Class AA Binghamton
Former Berry College pitcher Collin McHugh has been promoted to the Binghamton Mets of the Class AA Eastern League by Binghamton's parent club, the New York Mets.
McHugh is expected to start one of Binghamton's games during a doubleheader against the Erie Seawolves, a Detroit Tigers affiliate, Tuesday, and then join Binghamton's bullpen afterward.
McHugh, a righthander who was drafted out of Berry by the Mets in the 18th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, was 1-2 with a save in nine appearances for Class A St. Lucie of the Florida State League this year. six of his nine appearances came in starting assignments. McHugh struck out 39 batters and walked just 14 in 35 2/3 innings at St. Lucie.
He owns a 16-12 record with three saves during his professional career.
McHugh was 13-9 with five saves for the Vikings during a collegiate career that lasted from 2006-08. He joined the Mets organization following his junior year at Berry.
McHugh's promotion to Class AA puts him at the highest affilated playing level of any former Berry player since Chuck Smith pitched for the Mets' Class AAA franchise in Norfolk, Va., in 2006.
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