Former Eagle Alec Asher enjoys first MLB start

Alec Asher, who pitched for Polk State, delivers a pitch during his first major-league game. (Photo by Chris Szagola, AP.)
Alec Asher, who pitched for Polk State, delivers a pitch during his first major-league game. (Photo by Chris Szagola, AP.)

Former Polk State pitcher Alec Asher made his major-league debut Aug. 30 for the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Starting against the San Diego Padres, Asher allowed eight hits, four runs, one walk, two home runs and struck out three in 5 2/3 innings. 

"I thought I was all right," he said. "I made a couple of bad pitches that I paid for. But I mean, I wouldn't take back the experience. It was great. You obviously want to win. But you take the experience and learn from it." 

A special moment came when his father, Bob Asher, PA announcer for the Lakeland Flying Tigers, introduced his first at-bat over the PA system. 

Check out the videos of Asher's special day here

Sep 23
Baseball 12:00 PM
vs. Seminole State College of Florida
@ Lake Myrtle Sports Complex
Auburndale, Fla.
Sep 23
Baseball 3:00 PM
vs. Florida Southwestern
@ Lake Myrtle Sports Complex
Auburndale, Fla.
Sep 24
Baseball 12:00 PM
vs. Palm Beach State College
@ Lake Myrtle Sports Complex
Auburndale, Fla.
Sep 24
Baseball 3:00 PM
vs. Eastern Florida State College
@ Lake Myrtle Sports Complex
Auburndale, Fla.
Sep 29
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
@ Walter Fuller Complex
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Sep 29
Baseball 3:30 PM
vs. St. Petersburg College
@ Walter Fuller Complex
Suncoast Tournament St. Petersburg, Fla.
Oct 04
Baseball 5:00 PM
South Florida State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
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