Fedde Gets The Call, Makes MLB Debut Sunday|
Updated Sunday, July 30, 2017: Erick Fedde started game one of Sunday's doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies. Fedde went 4.0 innings and struck out three.
Updated Saturday, July 29, 2017: Erick Fedde's first start for the Washington Nationals has been pushed back to Sunday due to Friday night's rainout. The Rebel alum is slated to throw game two of Sunday's doubleheader (4:05 pm PT) against the Colorado Rockies.
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July 26, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV baseball alum Erick Fedde was promoted to the major leagues by the Washington Nationals Wednesday. The Las Vegas native and 2011 graduate of Las Vegas High School is scheduled to make his first start on the mound Saturday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., against the Colorado Rockies.
Fedde, who was the 18th overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, has spent the 2017 campaign playing for the Harrisburg Senators (Double-A) and Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A). For the year, he owns a 4-4 record and a 3.72 ERA in 27 appearances, 11 of which were starts, and 77.1 innings of work. In his last three appearances (all starts), he has walked none and limited the opposition to only three runs off of 10 hits in 11.2 innings.
"That's a phone call that never gets old," said Rebel head coach Stan Stolte. "Erick called me this afternoon with the great news. I'm so happy for him and his family. No one deserves it more than him. He takes so much pride in everything he does, and no one will ever out work him. He is fearless and I can't wait to watch him compete at the highest level."
The right-hander amassed a 21-10 career record and a 3.18 ERA in 41 appearances at UNLV. He struck out 231 batters in 263.1 innings and held opponents to a .247 batting average. In his junior season (2014), he registered a team-best 1.76 ERA and had an 8-2 record in 76.2 innings. He also struck out 82 and held batters to a .209 batting average. Although that season was cut short due to injury, he was named the Mountain West Pitcher of the Year and garnered second team All-America recognition.