Bethel’s Own Matt Barnes Gets World Series Game 1 Win
Former Bethel High School baseball star Matt Barnes accomplished a few firsts in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
It was Barnes' first ever World Series appearance, and to top things off, he was the winning pitcher in the Red Sox 8-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Barnes entered the game in the 5th inning in relief of starter Chris Sale. Even though he only faced a few Dodger hitters, he was in there long enough to be credited with the win, his first ever World Series victory.
Barnes was born in Danbury in 1990, he attended Bethel High School were he was named to the All State Team. He then attended the University of Connecticut where he was twice named to the All Big East Team, and in 2011 was selected to the College Baseball All American Team. Also in 2011 Barnes was a first round draft pick for the Boston Red Sox, who selected him as the 19th overall pick.
In 2014 Matt made his MLB debut with the Red Sox and on September 9th he pitched three scoreless innings of relief in a 4–1 Boston loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Now he's got a few more firsts to add to his baseball resume, and if the Red Sox continue to play the way they have been, Barnes could become a World Series Champion too.
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