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College Pitchers in Dakotas Taken in MLB Draft

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some college baseball players in the Dakotas were among the selections in the later rounds of the recent Major League Baseball draft.

South Dakota State University pitcher Layne Somsen was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 22nd round. He was the 675th player taken overall.

North Dakota State University pitcher John Straka was taken by the Texas Rangers in the 32nd round as the 970th overall pick.

Augustana College pitcher Jordan Milbrath was the 1,041st player selected. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 35th round.

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