Nola to make pro debut for the Phillies on Monday _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Aaron Nola was selected as the seventh pick in the first round of the MLB draft by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

Less than three weeks after selecting Aaron Nola with the seventh pick in the MLB draft, the Philadelphia Phillies will thrust the former LSU ace into his professional debut. Nola will start Monday night at 5:30 for the Clearwater Threshers, the Phillies’ High-A affiliate in Florida, against the Lakeland Flying Tigers in Lakeland, Florida.