WINSTON-SALEM — The Chicago White Sox’s 2015 draft pick Carson Fulmer made his Dash debut Thursday night.
A three-year star at Vanderbilt, Fulmer made one appearance for the Arizona rookie league team on Saturday. The White Sox skipped over the Low-A Kannapolis team and put the rookie on the High-A Dash team.
Carson Fulmer and three relievers combined to permit just one earned run on six hits in the Dash’s 3-2 victory over Carolina in Thursday’s middle match from BB&T Ballpark.
In his High-A debut, Fulmer logged two shutout innings and whiffed three. Behind him, Brian Clark held the Muddies to just one run in five frames. Andre Wheeler gave up an unearned run but stranded two in the eighth before Peter Tago left the bases loaded in the ninth for the save.
Winston-Salem claimed the lead for good with two in the fifth thanks to consecutive bases loaded walks with two outs. The Dash and Mudcats will battle in a rubber match on Friday night.
After coasting through an eight-pitch, three-batter first inning, Fulmer whiffed back-to-back hitters before walking Joey Meneses and giving up a double to Jose Briceno in the second. However, Fulmer stranded those two by inducing a 1-3 groundout off the bat of Johan Camargo.
Fulmer recorded 33 pitches, the majority of which were fastballs.
During his three-year career at Vanderbilt, Fulmer was 24-3 with a 1.99 ERA.
He led the Commodores to the College World Series Finals twice (2014 and 2015) and helped the program win its first baseball national championship in 2014 over Virginia. The Lakeland, Florida, native won the SEC pitching triple crown in 2015 (14 wins, 1.83 ERA and 167 strikeouts), something that has only been accomplished four times and not since 2005 (Tennessee’s Luke Hochevar).