Former Creighton pitcher Pat Venditte will be featured in a segment on the ESPN show E:60 this Tuesday (Aug. 18) night. The show airs nationally and starts at 6 pm Central, with Venditte’s feature expected to last between 8-12 minutes.
Venditte, currently in his second year in the New York Yankees organization, became a national phenomenon while pitching at Creighton from 2005-08. He can pitch with both his left and right hands and is tearing up minor leaguers just like he did with the Jay. Venditte was a two-time all-Missouri Valley Conference pick at Creighton, where he was 21-8 with 13 saves and a 2.86 ERA in 110 appearances. He owned 255 strikeouts in 248.1 innings before graduating.
Venditte has been an All-Star both seasons in the minors with the Yankees and is currently pitching for the Tampa Yankees in the Florida State League (Class A). This year he is 3-2 with 22 saves and a 1.62 ERA in 42 games with Tampa and Charleston. He owns a most impressive 77 strikeouts and just seven walks in 55.2 innings of work.
Story courtesy of CU Athletics.