Old Dominion University's P.J. Higgins makes MLB debut with Chicago Cubs

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Posted at 9:19 PM, May 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-19 23:38:04-04

CHICAGO, Ill. - There's another former ODU Monarch in the majors.

Wednesday, just hours after being called-up from Triple-A, former Old Dominion University baseball standout P.J. Higgins made his Major League Baseball debut for the Chicago Cubs. Higgins, a 12th round pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, pinch hit in the 4th inning of Chicago's game vs. Washington.

Nationals ace Max Scherzer struck out Higgins in his first at bat. P.J. then grounded out to shortstop in his second at bat.

Later in the game, Higgins faced fellow ODU Monarch Daniel Hudson in an all-Old Dominion matchup. Hudson, who won a World Series title with the Nationals in 2019, struck out Higgins. Washington beat Chicago, 4-3.

In three seasons at ODU, Higgins played in 158 games - hitting for a career average of .324.