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On The Fly: Southington's Sal Romano Makes Debut With Reds

Six years after graduating from Southington High, Sal Romano graduated to the major leagues. Romano made his big league debut with the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, starting and going three innings against the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park. With 47 friends and family on hand, Romano threw a 97 mph fastball for a called strike on his first pitch in the majors. His next pitch was a 98 mph fastball and he recorded a strikeout on the first batter he faced. Romano allowed three runs on three hits and four walks, leaving with an elevated pitch count (82). It wasn't an ideal debut, but Romano took the first step. "I achieved a dream today," Romano told reporters...

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