Former UNCW pitcher makes major league debut at Yankee Stadium

Former UNCW pitcher makes major league debut at Yankee Stadium

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Former UNCW standout pitcher Evan Phillips made his major league debut in one of the most prominent locales in baseball Tuesday night – Yankee Stadium.

Phillips came in late in the game against the Yankees and gave up a two-run home run to Giancarlo Stanton.  Overall, the Braves pitcher gave up those two runs in 2 and 1/3 innings worth of work in Atlanta's 8-5 loss to New York.

Phillips was Atlanta's 17th round pick in the 2015 draft after finishing up his career as a UNCW Seahawk.

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