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Former NKU pitcher Jarrett Casey promoted to Triple-A, will play for the Charlotte Knights


Jarret Casey is playing ball with the Charlotte Knights. (Photo provided)

Former Northern Kentucky University standout pitcher Jarrett Casey has been promoted to the Charlotte Knights, the organization announced on Monday.
Casey, a lefty from Indianapolis, Indiana, began the season with the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash and played in just six games before joining the Birmingham Barons. At the Double-A level, he compiled a 1.98 earned run average and 1-0 record over 20 appearances on the mound. He struck out 26 batters in 41 innings of work and only surrendered nine runs on 26 hits.
On June 26, Casey earned his first save with the Barons. He went four innings for Birmingham and allowed just one run off two hits with two strikeouts. Over his last 10 appearances, Casey collected 15 strikeouts and gave up just 10 hits.
After transferring to NKU from Indiana as a junior, Casey compiled at 4.13 ERA over two seasons (2009-10) with the Norse. He made 24 appearances, including 23 starts, threw two complete games and collected 90 strikeouts in 100 1/3 innings of work for NKU. On April 5, 2009, Casey recorded his first complete-game performance as a Norse at Bellarmine, giving up just three hits while striking out 10 on just 82 pitches.
Casey was drafted in the 32nd round of the 2010 MLB draft by the Chicago White Sox and is the second former NKU player currently in the White Sox organization. Right-handed pitcher Nate Jones (2005-07) is in his third season playing at the major league level after being drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 draft.
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