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McMyne earns first pro victory

Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer pitches five shutout innings


Kyle McMyne pitched a season-high five innings to earn his first professional victory in Billings 1-0 win over Great Falls on the road in a Pioneer League game last Sunday in Montana.

McMyne scattered five singles without a walk while striking out four to notch the win. The Old Forge graduate set the tone early by throwing strikes and rode the bat of hot-hitting Sean Buckley who hit is 11th home run of the season in the fourth.

The fourth-round pick of the Cincinnati Reds out of Villanova University, McMyne is 1-1 with an ERA of 7.17 after eight starts. In those eight starts, the righty has struck out 18 in 21.1 innings while walking nine.

After failing to go more than two innings in any of his first five starts, the all-time strikeout leader in Old Forge High School history pitched his best two games in back-to-back efforts against Missoula and Great Falls during the first week of August.

On Friday night in another start against Great Falls, McMyne went three innings allowing five hits – among them three infield singles in the third inning – and three earned runs while fanning three. The Mustangs saved McMyne was from his second career loss later in the game when they rallied for its six straight win.

McMyne’s next start is scheduled for Thursday against Idaho Falls at 9:15 EST. The game can be heard over the internet at www.105thexonline.com

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