Good for Marc Deschenes. He’s been playing around the minor leagues for a while and now looking for his shot at the Major Leagues.
Currently with the Nashua Pride. “I’m having the time of my life playing here right now,” says Deschenes, 31, a former UMass Lowell right-handed pitcher from Dracut, who during eight seasons of organized ball topped out in Triple-A with the Indians and Cubs in 2001 and 2002.
Marc Deschenes Dracut resident
After being out of professional baseball last season, Deschenes headed into last night second in the Atlantic League with nine saves. This independent league is well-stocked with former major league and Triple-A hitters aching for another shot at the bigs. They were batting only .171 against Deschenes, who was 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 23 innings.