Ceciliani returns from injury
MHS graduate playing in minor leagueAfter sitting out for just over one month, Madras High School graduate Darrell Ceciliani returned to action for the St. Lucie Mets May 26.
Ceciliani, who suffered a hamstring injury mid-April, attempted to return to the lineup after missing one week of action, but aggravated the injury, landing him on the disabled list. According to Ceciliani's agent Nik Lubisich the left-handed hitting Ceciliani is 100 percent healthy in is return to the St. Lucie Mets -- an Advanced Single A affiliate of the New York Mets located in Florida.
On May 25, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Ceciliani went one for three with a run scored against Charlotte, and went one for five on May 26 against the Stone Crabs.
Ceciliani is hitting .324 on the season with one home run, six RBIs and two stolen bases in helping St. Lucie to a 39-11 overall record. St. Lucie plays the Palm Beach Cardinals three times this week.
Ceciliani, a center fielder, last year helped lead the Savannah Sand Gnats to the South Atlantic League Championship Series, but the Gnats lost to the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Ceciliani struggled early in the season, but hit .325 over his last 31 games, and did so on a broken foot.
In 2010, Ceciliani hit .351 for Brooklyn Cyclones. He set Brooklyn franchise records in average (.352) hits (95), runs (56) and triples (12).
Ceciliani was drafted by the N.Y. Mets during the fourth round of 2009 MLB draft as the 134th overall selection. He began his professional career with the Kingsport Mets after attending Columbia Basin Community College.