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Blade Tidwell earns win in championship game with Mets

Vols’ pitcher Blade Tidwell by the numbers

Former Tennessee pitcher Blade Tidwell is playing with the St. Lucie Mets.

St. Lucie competes in the Florida State League and is a Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets.

Tidwell was selected by New York in the second round (No. 52 overall) of the 2022 MLB draft.

The 6-foot-4, 207-pound Tidwell (3-2) appeared in 13 games for the Vols in 2022. He recorded 51 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA during the 2022 campaign.

Tidwell started for St. Lucie in game No. 2 of a best-of-three FSL championship series.

Tidwell pitched five innings in the Mets 6-3 win against Dunedin, winning the FSL championship. St. Lucie defeated the Blue Jays, 6-5, in game No. 1.

Below is Tidwell’s FSL championship series game No. 2 performance by the numbers.

Innings pitched: 5.0

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Strikeouts: 7

Blade Tidwell earns win in championship game with Mets Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Runs: 0

Blade Tidwell earns win in championship game with Mets Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Earned runs: 0

Blade Tidwell earns win in championship game with Mets Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Hits: 3

Blade Tidwell earns win in championship game with Mets Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Walks: 2

Blade Tidwell earns win in championship game with Mets Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Hit batter: 1

Blade Tidwell earns win in championship game with Mets Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Pitches: 78

Blade Tidwell earns win in championship game with Mets Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Strikes: 49

Blade Tidwell earns win in championship game with Mets Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

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