Hartford pitcher chosen in first round of draft

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 6, 2014 at 7:07 am •  Published: June 6, 2014
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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — University of Hartford pitcher Sean Newcomb has become the highest draft pick in the school's history.

The Los Angeles Angels chose Newcomb with the 15th pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft Thursday night.

The lefthander, chosen as the America East's pitcher of the year, finished the college season 8-2 with a 1.25 earned run average over 14 games.

He also recorded 106 strikeouts, giving him 243 for his career. He is the only Hartford pitcher ever to record 200 or more strikeouts.

Newcomb is the 14th baseball player in the school's history to be drafted. Former Houston Astro Jeff Bagwell had been the school's highest previous pick. He went in the fourth round to Boston in 1989.