Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that former pitcher Mark DiFelice has been named the pitching coach for the Jamestown Jammers, the Class-A Short Season Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
DiFelice played for the Patriots during the 2005 Championship Season and finished the regular season with a 7-4 record, a 3.09 ERA, and 53 strikeouts in 75.2 innings pitched in 14 games.
DiFelice was even more impressive in the 2005 Playoffs, where he was named the Championship MVP, earning two complete game victories and a save in just six days. He had a 0.90 ERA and ten strikeouts in 20 innings pitched in three games.
Following his time in Somerset, DiFelice chose to play closer to home for the Camden Riversharks in 2006. In 2007, he signed with the Milwaukee Brewers organization and worked his way up to the Major Leagues with the team in 2008. He played at the Major League level with the Brewers from 2008-2009 and again in 2011.
His best season in the Majors came in 2009 when he finished with a 4-1 record and a 3.66 ERA in 51.2 innings pitched in 59 games.
For his Major League career, DiFelice finished with a 5-1 record and 3.79 ERA in 73.2 innings pitched in 77 games.
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