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Centennial graduate makes MLB debut, records first strikeout out and save

Posted at 10:45 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 01:45:54-04

Tuesday night Bakersfield native and Centennial High School graduate Corbin Burnes made his Major League Baseball debut with the Milwaukee Brewers. 

Burnes, who was just called up to the major leagues on Sunday pitched two innings, striking out one batter and earning himself a save. 

In a tweet, the Brewers said, "He is just the second pitcher in franchise history to earn a save in his MLB debut, joining Dave LaPoint (1980)."

Despite some early season struggles at AAA in 2018, Burnes sported an ERA of 1.67 last year and is highly touted within the organization.