Jeremy Jeffress pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton yesterday. He is looking to land a spot in the Jays' bullpen. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)
BRADENTON, FLA. - The folks at Tees N Southfork are rooting for Jeremy Jeffress to make the Blue Jays bullpen.
So are Virginia golfers and fishermen.
And with a few more outings like Wednesday afternoon at McKechnie Field, Jeffress’ backers will get their wish and he will be on his way to the Rogers Centre.
Jeffress pitched 1.2 scoreless against the Pittsburgh Pirates, his fastball clocked at 97 miles per hour.
Tees N Southfork is a driving range Scottsburg, Va., (population 196), owned by his father, Freddie Jeffress, near the Staunton River State Park tourist area. Jeffress lives down the road a few miles in South Boston, Va., (pop. 8,126)
“We plan to expand the place once I get established,” said Jeffress. “Back in the woods we have a pond my father stocks with catfish every month or so. Some day I hope to build cabins around the pond.”