Neal McDermott named Futures League reliever of month

August 12, 2018

The top closer in the Futures League picked up some more in-season hardware.

Neal McDermott, a righthanded pitcher for the Bristol Blues, was named the On Deck Sports Reliever of the Month for the second time this season.

McDermott, who was the winning pitcher in the league all-star game, went 1-0 with six saves, 28 strikeouts and three earned runs across 14.2 innings in July. The Greensburg Central Catholic graduate and incoming sophomore at Seton Hill has 14 saves to lead the New England-area Futures League.

He carries a 1.82 ERA, has 49 Ks against 11 walks, and has allowed just eight runs in 24.2 innings.

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