Two Lewis-Clark State College baseball players were drafted in the final day of the Major League Baseball First Year Players Draft.
Senior right-handed pitcher Austin Pentecost was selected in the 29th Round by the Chicago Cubs. The Kennewick native went 6-3 this past season with an ERA of 2.82.
Junior left-handed pitcher Luke Goodgion was taken by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 33rd Round. The Kent, Washington product was 2-1 this past year with a 2.48 ERA in 10 appearances.
Several key players from this year’s Warrior team went undrafted, including left-handed pitcher Anthony Armanino, right-handed pitcher Michael Noteware, corner infielder Alfonso Casillas and utility infielder Trent Bridges. Undrafted players may still negotiate for a free agent contract if they hope to pursue professional opportunities.
Meanwhile, two more Washington State University baseball players were drafted on Wednesday. Outfielder Kyle Johnson was taken in the 25th Round by the Los Angeles Angels, and third-baseman Patrick Clausen was drafted by Miami in the 34th Round.
Johnson and Clausen join fellow Cougars Taylor Ard and Derek Jones in this year’s Wazzu baseball draft class.