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Former Hawk Beliveau makes Major League debut

Former Hendricken pitcher Jeff Beliveau made his Major League debut on Sunday night for the Chicago Cubs, as he came on in relief to throw 1.2 innings.

Beliveau, 25, allowed three hits and a walk, but did not surrender a run during his outing. The lefthander struck out one man, while throwing 36 pitches – 24 of which were for strikes.

A 2005 graduate of Hendricken, Beliveau was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Rhode Island after his senior year with the Hawks before attending the College of Charleston.

After two years at Charleston, he transferred to Florida Atlantic University for his junior year. In 2008, he was drafted by the Cubs in the 18th round of the Major League First-Year Player Draft.

Beliveau is widely considered to be one of the top prospects in the Cubs organization, and has been on the team’s 40-man roster since the start of the season.


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