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Ben Joyce records strikeout in third MLB appearance

Houston (35-23) defeated Los Angeles (30-30), 9-6, Saturday at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

Former Vols’ pitcher Ben Joyce made his third Major League Baseball appearance with the Angels.

Joyce pitched one inning recording one strikeout, while allowing three hits (one home run) and two earned runs. He totaled 31 pitches, including 23 strikes, versus six batters.

Joyce made his Major League Baseball debut on May 29. He has recorded five strikeouts in three games with Los Angeles.

The former Vol was selected by the Angels in the third round of the 2022 Major League Baseball draft (No. 89 overall).

Joyce played for the Vols from 2021-22. He did not play in 2021 due to rehabbing from offseason surgery.

Joyce appeared in 27 games and started one contest in 2022 for Tennessee. He had a 2-1 record, while totaling 53 strikeouts in 32.1 innings pitched during the 2022 campaign.

Before transferring to Tennessee, Joyce played at Walters State Community College from 2019-20. He played at Farragut High School in Farragut, Tennessee.

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Story originally appeared on Vols Wire