Billerica’s Kyle Murphy Will Start for Northeastern Against the Red Sox on Friday

February 21, 2019

A Sun Staff report

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A former Lowell Sun Player of the Year who grew up 25 miles from Fenway Park will toe the rubber against the Boston Red Sox Friday afternoon.

Billerica Memorial High School alum Kyle Murphy, now a pitcher in his junior year at Northeastern University, will face the Sox in the spring training opener on Friday at 1:05 p.m.

The right-handed pitcher will go up against Sox pitcher Mike Shawaryn.

The Sox have historically faced a college team for their spring training opener.

The game in JetBlue Park will be broadcast on NESN and Boston 25.