NILES, Ohio — Former East Tennessee State ace Kerry Doane picked up his first professional pitching win Tuesday night.
Doane, who was taken by the Cleveland Indians in this year's amateur draft and plays for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, came on in the fourth inning of a 4-1, rain-shortened win over the Auburn Doubledays. The right-hander threw three innings, allowing no runs and giving up just one hit. He coaxed seven groundouts and two flyouts in his stint.
Doane (1-0) followed the one inning thrown by Cleveland closer Chris Perez, who made a rehab appearance in Tuesday's ballgame.
Rain halted the game after eight innings. Auburn starter Deion Williams (0-2) took the loss.
The Scrappers and Doubledays compete in the New York-Penn League, the oldest continuously operated Class A league in professional baseball.