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by Ryan Aber Published: June 8, 2013

For the first time in program history, Oklahoma Christian had a pair of players drafted in the same season.

Right-handed pitchers Cale Coshow and Chris Burgess, both transfers from Oklahoma, were picked on Saturday's third day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Coshow, a sophomore from Deer Creek, was picked by the Yankees in the 13th round, No. 404 overall. Burgess, a senior, was taken by the Phillies in the 26th round, No. 781 overall.

Coshow was 3-5 with a 4.56 ERA in 13 appearances for the Eagles this season. He threw a pair of complete games.

Burgess transferred from OU at the semester break after spending two seasons at Black Hawk (Ill.) Junior College. Burgess was 7-0 with nine saves and a 1.54 ERA in helping OC to a 26-26 record and an appearance in the National Christian College Athletic Association World Series.

Prior to Coshow's pick, the last Eagles player drafted was Nick Aiello in the 50th round in 2001.


Shortstop Chase Jensen was the first player picked from Oklahoma City University, going No. 658 overall in the 22nd round to the Padres.

The second Stars player taken, though, was even closer to the heart of OCU coach Denney Crabaugh.

That was Crabaugh's son, Cody, taken by Miami No. 952 overall in the 32nd round.

Jensen hit .332 with 51 RBIs, 11 home runs and 15 stolen bases for the Stars. He played for Houston in 2012 before transferring to OCU.

Crabaugh, a senior right-hander from Edmond North, went 13-2 with a 2.12 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 93 1/3 innings. He led the Sooner Athletic Conference in wins.


Three more Sooners — all left-handed pitchers — were drafted on Saturday's final day.

William Waltrip went No. 349 overall to the Rockies, Ethan Carnes went No. 644 to the Yankees and Jake Fisher went No. 664 to the Dodgers.

The Sooners had six players drafted overall, including Jonathan Gray, who was taken third overall Thursday night.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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