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Local Lefty Zac Lowther picked 74th overall in 2017 MLB Draft

On the first night of the 2017 MLB Draft, Zac Lowther of Brooklyn Heights, Ohio was taken in the 2nd round, pick 74 by the Baltimore Orioles.

Lowther pitched for the Xavier Musketeers and just finished his junior year of school.

In the 2017 season he posted a record of 5-5, pitched 83.1 innings, had an ERA of 2.92, struck out 123 batters, and had an opponent batting average against of .164. Lowther lead the Musketeers in strikeouts.

Before the draft, Lowther was named to Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects list and was ranked number 99.  Lowther was the only player from the BIG EAST Conference to be ranked and was the first-ever Xavier baseball player to be named to that list.

With Lowther getting selected 74th overall in the MLB Draft that made him the highest draft pick in Musketeers baseball history.

Lowther played high school baseball for the Cuyahoga Heights Redskins and was coached by his father Marc Lowther.

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