Blade Tidwell earns win in championship game with Mets

St. Lucie is a Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets and plays in the Florida State League.

In 2022, the Vols' 6-foot-4, 207-pound Tidwell (3-2) played in 13 contests.

During the 2022 season, he had 51 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA.

In the second game in a best-of-three FSL championship series, Tidwell got the start for St. Lucie.

When the Mets defeated Dunedin 6-3 to win the FSL title, Tidwell pitched five innings.

Game No. 1 saw St. Lucie upsedefeated the Blue Jays, 6-5.