Denver, Colo. – Albright College baseball alum Casey Lawrence made his Major League debut with the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this season, and he’s now setting records for the Seattle Mariners.
Lawrence had nine strikeouts in five innings of relief in last Thursday’s (June 1) game against the Colorado Rockies. That set the franchise record for strikeouts in a relief appearance. Lawrence’s 86 pitches in the appearance are also the highest for a Seattle reliever in the last three years.
He allowed just one run and three hits over those five innings. He turned in that performance after pitching 2.2 innings of solid relief two days prior at Coors Field.
At Albright, Lawrence was a first-team all-conference performer as a sophomore in 2008. He holds the Albright record with 251 career strikeouts. Lawrence is the ninth former Albright baseball player to play in a Major League game and the first since Roy Sherid in 1931.