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16 June 2017

He was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 855th overall pick in the 28th round as a junior in 2016, but returned to Hanover to complete his eligibility and improve his draft stock. In all the Wolverines sent 18 players to the NFL.

Three members of the UTSA Baseball's 2017 team were drafted by MLB teams on Wednesday, the final day of the first-year player draft.

Redshirt freshman shortstop Hunter Wolfe, who has signed with the University of Tennessee, sophomore pitcher Ricky Karcher and fellow sophomore pitcher Hunter Stratton were all taken within the first 16 rounds, while former pitchers Andrew Gist, who is now at the University of Georgia, and Reed Hayes, now at Vanderbilt University, were both taken in the first 13 rounds.

In the 23rd round, Cochise slugger Jamori Blash went to the Washington Nationals as the 703rd overall pick in the draft. Cullman High School left-handed pitcher Jacob Heatherley was chosen 77th overall in the third round by the Cincinnati Reds.

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He also hit.294 and tied for fifth in the conference with 15 doubles, tying for a team-best five home runs and six triples - a UH mark not attained since 1997. Chapman did not pitch against the Indians this past season, but did go 2-for-4 with two RBI's in a 5-4 win over the Tribe. The multi-tooled Hayes was drafted as a pitcher after serving as the Commodores' closer last season and registering seven saves. His offense is just as explosive as his pitching. He did most of his damage down the stretch, hitting.377 and slugging.508 with a.479 on-base percentage in League play.

Outgoing seniors Casey Ryan and Josh Rojas picked up selections to continue their careers at the next level, while a previous player earned another shot at an Major League Baseball career. Boyd was an NJCAA Div. 1 World Series All-Tournament Team pick.

Muhl is a two-time Atlantic 10 All-Conference performer after earning Second Team honors this past season. "While Nelson and Lescher have the option to sign or return, Cousins and Bleday, as seniors, will sign professional contracts and soon begin their journeys toward the major leagues".

Major League Baseball will allow player nicknames on jerseys for a weekend