Former Sagehen starts strong in the Carolina League

Former Pomona-Pitzer baseball standout Drew Hedman is playing for the Salem (Va.) Red Sox, Boston’s High A affiliate in the Carolina League.

 It’s early but his second professional season is off to a better start than the first.He is hitting .340 (16-for-47) in 14 games with eight RBI and eight runs scored. He played first base in college but is now seeing time in right field.

Hedman, who broke several school records his senior season, hit .265 last year in 45 games for the Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League. He was a 50th round draft pick by the Red Sox in 2009.