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Former Concordia Baseball Pitcher Motta Makes Pro Debut

Christopher Motta pitched six innings in his pro debut for the Canberra Cavalry on Nov. 3.
Christopher Motta pitched six innings in his pro debut for the Canberra Cavalry on Nov. 3. Photo Credit: Concordia College Athletics

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Former Concordia College baseball player Christopher Motta made his professional debut for the Australian Baseball League’s Canberra Cavalry on Nov. 3.

Motta started the second game of a doubleheader against the Cavalry’s rival, the Sydney Blue Sox. He pitched six innings in a no-decision and gave up just one earned run on three hits. He also struck out four batters, including the first two he faced.

The Cavalry scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn its first win of the season. Canberra is now 1-2.

Motta, a Bronx native, graduated from Concordia in the spring with a degree in education. He trained in Florida as he sought the chance to sign a professional baseball contract. Eventually, a Cavalry coach noticed him and Motta traveled more than 10,000 miles to make his debut.

Major League Baseball and the Australian Baseball Federation co-own the Australian Baseball League. The latter serves as the ABL’s governing body.

The Canberra Cavalry were founded in 2010 and play home games at Narrabundah Ballpark.

From a report by Concordia College Athletics.

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