Just hours after hearing his home near Biloxi sustained only minor damage from Hurricane Katrina, former Germantown High Star Paul Maholm had quite a Major League debut last night for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Maholm, who played collegiately at Mississippi State, pitched 8-shutout innings, and even got his first Major League Hit in the game.
More importantly, he also gets his first Big League Victory, going 8-innings a 6-nothing shutout.
He strikes out 5 while allowing 4-hits and no walks.
The Pirates first round draft pick in 2003, Maholm now lives in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, just across Back Bay from Biloxi.