Molloy’s Mike Baxter Makes Mets

Mike Baxter (Photo courtesy Archbishop Molloy H.S.)
Mike Baxter (Photo courtesy Archbishop Molloy H.S.)

For the second straight season, Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, graduate Mike Baxter will open the season on the New York Mets’ 25-man roster.

Baxter will serve as a reserve outfielder for the team and will be a left-handed bat for manager Terry Collins to use off the bench.

If Baxter gets hot, he could find himself in a right-field platoon with the newly-acquired Marlon Byrd.

Last season, Baxter hit .263 in 89 games while hitting three home runs and driving in 17 runs.

His season highlight was making the game-saving catch in the seventh inning of Johan Santana’s no-hitter – the first in franchise history.

The Mets open their season on April 1 at Citi Field, Flushing. First pitch is schedule for 1:10 p.m.