Former UTA baseball player John Lackey is the starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in game two of the Major League Baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Lackey, 35, gets the start for the Red Sox against the Cardinals at 6:30 p.m. today at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. in the Fall Classic.
Lackey, a right-handed pitcher, has a 3.00 ERA in the 2013 postseason, and is up against the Cardinals’ right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha, who has a 0.43 ERA this postseason.
Lackey attended UTA in 1998 playing first base, and sometimes pitching as a reliever, during his time as a Maverick.
This is the second year in a row the World Series has featured a UTA baseball player. Last year, former Maverick outfielder Hunter Pence won the World Series with the San Francisco Giants.