Tahoe City native Hunter Carnevale drafted by NY Mets | SierraSun.com

Tahoe City native Hunter Carnevale drafted by NY Mets

Submitted photoHunter Carnevale, who grew up in Tahoe City, was drafted by the New York Mets in the 33rd round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

TAHOE CITY and#8212; Hunter Carnevale has come a long way since his North Tahoe Little League days.

The 21-year-old Tahoe City native was selected by the New York Mets in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft last month and#8212; 992nd overall.

Carnevale played Little League and a little Babe Ruth in Tahoe City before moving to Granite Bay in ninth grade to enhance his chances of playing in college, said his father, Chris, who still lives on the West Shore.

Carnevale went on to pitch at University of Pacific in Stockton, where he earned 2010 First Team All-Big West Conference honors after posting a 3.35 ERA as a hard-throwing reliever for the Tigers. He throws a 94-mph fastball with a and#8220;killer curve and a great change-up,and#8221; his father said.

Carnevale is currently pitching for the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets’ Class-A affiliate.

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