Former Campbell And Carolina Mudcats Pitcher Matt Marksberry Promoted To Atlanta

Matt-Marksberry-FIBuies Creek – Former Campbell hurler Matt Marksberry has been promoted to the Atlanta Braves, announced by the organization on Thursday.

The left-hander, who pitched at Campbell from 2010-13, began the 2015 season with the Carolina Mudcats, Class A Advanced Carolina League affiliate of the Braves. Marksberry then made the jump to Triple-A Gwinnett.

In 11 games with Gwinnett, Marksberry owns a 2.61 ERA, picking up his first save on July 21. He tossed 10 1/3 innings, going eight-straight appearances without allowing a run. Marksberry is in his third professional season, also playing for the Danville Braves, Lynchburg Hillcats and Rome Braves since 2013.

The Braves selected Marksberry in the 15th round of 2013’s MLB Draft after he went 8-2 for the Camels that season, helping CU to a Big South Regular Season Championship, along with a school record 49 wins.

Marksberry was 8-2 in 2013 with a 4.90 ERA in 14 appearances with 11 starts, pitching 68 innings with 73 strikeouts. He finished his career ranked among Campbell’s top-10 in career appearances and strikeouts.

Marksberry is the first Camel in Major League Baseball since Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry in 1983. He is the eighth Camel to reach the MLB all-time.