Six former or current HiToms taken in MLB Draft
Two current HiToms joined four former ones in being selected in this year’s MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Mike Mayers was the first former HiTom to come off the board, going in the third round, 93rd overall, to St. Louis. The junior right-hander went 3-3 with a 3.40 ERA in eight games (six starts) for the HiToms in 2012.
The Chicago White Sox took Southern Polytechnic State right-hander Nick Blount in the ninth round, No. 273 overall. The Loganville, Ga. native tossed 32.1 innings of relief over 20 games for the HiToms in 2010.
While outfielder Coco Johnson has yet to play for the HiToms this season, the Miami Marlins used the 322nd overall selection in round 11 on the Louisville product.
In the 18th round with the 540th overall pick, Arizona took Elon catcher/first baseman Ryan Kinsella. The Warren, N.J. product played for the HiToms in 2011.
Chaz Frank went 595th overall in the 20th round to Toronto. He played for the HiToms in 2011.
Tyler Brosius allowed one run over five innings with a walk and seven strikeouts in his first HiToms start Wednesday against Columbia. The Braves made the Walters State Community College standout the 643rd overall pick in the 21st round.
BLOWFISH PUMMEL HITOMS, 8-1
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The HiToms came out flat at Capital City Stadium, surrendering five runs in the first inning to the Blowfish before ultimately succumbing 8-1 late Saturday night.
The HiToms to 4-5. The Blowfish improved to 5-5. The HiToms play host to the Blowfish today at 7 p.m.