Former Hawk makes MLB debut, another sent down

Former Hawk makes MLB debut, another sent down

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Former Hawk makes MLB debut, another sent down

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by Zach Wolken

Idaho's News Channel 7

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 17 at 10:10 PM

CHICAGO, IL -- 2008 Boise Hawk Tony Campana has gotten the call to the bigs and joined the Chicago Cubs for their game Tuesday night in Cincinnati. 

In his first Major League at-bat Campana doubled and picked up his first career RBI and run scored in the Cubs 7-5 loss to Cincinnati.

Campana was a 13th round draft choice by the Cubs in the 2008 draft and played his college ball at the University of Cincinnati. 

The Ohio native played his first Major League game just 35 miles south of his hometown of Springboro, Ohio.

The outfielder was playing his first season at Triple-A Iowa and batted .342 in 30 games. 

The 24 year-old is taking the place of Chicago outfielder Tyler Colvin, who has struggled mightily at the plate this season.  Colvin is batting just .113 this season after a solid rookie campaign in 2010 when he hit 20 home runs. 

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