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Pat Venditte News 2011
Trenton’s Venditte An Effective Switch…Pitcher
August 4, 2011
TRENTON, NJ (CBS) – In the world of minor league baseball, you are liable to see just about anything. Teams utilize any kind of promotion or gimmick to draw attention to their respective squad. But there may be nothing as fascinating this season as the story emerging in the Double-A Trenton Thunder bullpen. And it’s anything but a gimmick.
Pat Venditte was a 20th round draft pick of the Yankees back in 2008, out of Creighton. Now 26-years-old, Venditte is one of the top relievers for their Double-A team, the Thunder. And he is ambidextrous, having become an effective reliever with both his left and right arms.
“I was three-years-old when my dad started working with me to pitch with both hands and it’s just been a work in progress ever since,” Venditte says.