MLB Draft: Two Oklahoma Christian players drafted

by Ryan Aber Published: June 8, 2013
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THOMAS FINALLY PICKED

Oklahoma football signee Cody Thomas figured to be an early Friday selection as the draft approached.

But as questions about his signability were raised, Thomas fell down the draft boards.

The outfielder finally went to the Yankees with the 914th pick.

It seems likely the outfielder, who is already in Norman, will be a Sooner.

The quarterback plans on playing both football and baseball at OU.

FIVE WOSC PLAYERS PICKED

Western Oklahoma State College had five players selected Saturday, behind only Oklahoma for the most from any one school in the state this season.

Catcher Sicnark Loopstok was the first off the board, going to the Indians No. 381 overall.

He was followed by outfielder Willie Allen (No. 496, Nationals), right-handed pitcher Alex Polanco (No. 704, Yankees), catcher Sherman Lacrus (No. 820, Rangers) and right-handed pitcher Edward Cruz (No. 1,012, Marlins).

SHORT HOPS

Oklahoma State's Randy McCurry was picked No. 690 overall by the Diamondbacks. … Norman North had a pair of alums taken. Seminole State's Caleb Simpson went No. 642 to the Giants and Matt Southard, who played at Yavapai College in Arizona, was picked No. 841 overall by the Phillies. … Seminole also had Jorge Perez (887, Astros) and Ty Williams (1,046, Mets) selected. … Carl Albert alum Mark Meadors, who played at Cowley County, was taken No. 631 by the Phillies. … NEO's Travis Remillard was picked by the Padres with the 388th pick. Remillard, a Norman High grad, has signed with OU. … Jenks' Thomas Hatch (No. 949, Rockies) and Owasso's Andrew Rosa (983, Red Sox) were the only two high school players from the state drafted Saturday. … USAO's Blake McMullen (Enid) was taken No. 811 by the A's. … Tulsa Union grad Kevin Kuntz of Kansas was picked No. 834 by the Royals. … ORU's Nathan Goro was taken No. 817 by the Angels. … Tahlequah native Dusten Knight, who played at Texas-Pan American, was picked No. 852 by the Giants.

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by Ryan Aber
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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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