Former South Forsyth pitcher Jake Drehoff made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox on Tuesday, allowing one earned run on three hits in one inning against the GCL Rays.
Drehoff, who was chosen in the 12th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-year Player Draft in June, signed with Boston on June 19. The Red Sox and Drehoff reportedly agreed to a $175,000 signing bonus. A few weeks later, Drehoff finally took the mound.
Drehoff didn’t pitch for South Forsyth until his senior season, but signed a scholarship with Southern Mississippi where he went 5-5 with a 3.54 earned-run average and 69 strikeouts in 81 1/3 innings this past season.