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Two Kent State Golden Flashes Pitchers Selected in the MLB Amateur Draft

The MLB Draft is always fun when it comes to seeing what local players might get drafted and where those players may end up.

Two Kent State Golden Flashes are turning pro, as pitcher Joey Murray was drafted in the eighth round of the amateur draft on Tuesday by the San Diego Padres.

Murray went 9-2 this season with a 2.45 ERA. He had 141 strikeouts in 95.2 innings. He is the all-time leader in strikeouts for both the Golden Flashes and the Mid-American Conference.

Joining Murray is fellow pitcher Austin Havekost, who was chosen by the Toronto Blue Jays in round 17. The sophomore this past season was 4-1 with a 3.52 ERA out of the pen for the Golden Flashes.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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