Eric Fryer, a 2004 Reynoldsburg High School graduate, made his Major League Baseball debut on Sunday, June 26, for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Eric Fryer, a 2004 Reynoldsburg High School graduate, made his Major League Baseball debut on Sunday, June 26, for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Starting at catcher, Fryer batted eighth and went 0-for-3 with a walk in the Pirates' 4-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

He had been called up from Triple-A Indianapolis the previous day and arrived at the ballpark just before a 6-4 win over the Red Sox.

Fryer led Reynoldsburg to district championships in 2003 and 2004 and to a regional title in 2004. He allowed one run in nine innings of a 2-1, 10-inning loss to Mentor in a Division I state semifinal in 2004. He had a .544 batting average and a .697 on-base percentage in 2004, and was a first-team all-state selection.

Fryer played at Ohio State for three seasons and was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 10th round in 2007. He was traded twice in 2009, to the New York Yankees and then to the Pirates.

Fryer, who is 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, started this season at Double-A Altoona and batted .345 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 37 games. He played 21 games at Indianapolis and batted .262 with two home runs and nine RBI.

He has played catcher, left field and right field this season but Pittsburgh intends to use him at catcher. He is the seventh player the Pirates have played at catcher this season.