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Former Pasco baseball standout Robbie Shields working hard in New York Mets organization

Posted Jul 5, 2013 by Mike Camunas

Updated Jul 5, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Robbie Shields couldn’t ask for more.

The 2006 Pasco High grad and former Pirates baseball standout is now playing second base for the St. Lucie Mets, the Advanced Class A team in the Mets organization and working his way through the minor league system, in hopes, one day, to be like his former Little League and high school teammate, Domonic Brown, who is excelling as the Philadelphia Phillies leftfielder.

“It’s going pretty well,” the 6-foot-1 right-handed hitter said. “I was bouncing around my first couple of years, but I’m still trying to play everyday and play hard. I can’t control where I play and go. I just have do well enough and hope to get promoted to the next level.”

Shields, through 46 games, is batting .264 with 46 hits, 11 doubles, nine RBI and two homers.

Shields and Brown also have another former teammate playing in the minor leagues.  Zach Maggard, who graduated in 2007, is playing for the Erie SeaWolves, the Double A affiliate for the Detroit Tigers, but playing sparingly, with just 36 at bats in 15 games.

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