Thursday, June 07, 2007

Rebs Get Drafted

OXFORD, Miss. – A pair of Ole Miss players were drafted in the second round of Thursday’s Major League Baseball Draft.

Junior right-handed pitcher Will Kline was the first player selected in the second round. He was drafted No. 65 overall by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Kline, a Belden, Miss., is 7-2 on the season and ranks second all-time in Ole Miss history with 127 strikeouts.

Junior shortstop Zack Cozart was selected No. 79 overall by the Cincinnati Reds. Cozart a Collierville, Tenn. native, was a first-team All-SEC selection and is a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist.

Ole Miss had six players chosen in last season’s draft. Including today’s two selections, the Rebels have had 22 draftees over the last four years.