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June 8, 2014

Five Cowboys taken in Major League draft

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State had five players selected on the final day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Zach Fish was the first to hear his name called as the junior outfielder was an 11th-round pick of the Chicago White Sox.

The 2014 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, Fish is hitting .314 with a team-high 11 home runs, 48 RBIs and 25 multi-hit games. He ranks among the Big 12 leaders in hits (74), doubles (17), total bases (124) and slugging percentage (.525).

In three seasons with the Cowboys, Fish has 22 home runs and 110 RBIs to go along with a .471 slugging percentage. He is a two-time MLB Draft pick, having been a 24th-round pick of Texas out of high school in 2011.

The next three Cowboys selected are all seniors.

Closer Brendan McCurry was a 22nd-round pick of Oakland. OSU’s all-time leader in saves with 27, McCurry was an All-American this season with a 5-0 record, 19 saves and a 0.39 ERA in 34 appearances.

In his two-year OSU career, McCurry is 11-3 with 1.56 ERA in 63 outings.

In the 23rd round, the Atlanta Braves selected OSU first baseman Tanner Krietemeier. A two-time All-Big 12 selection, the switch hitter has delivered 14 homers, 97 RBIs and 27 doubles in his two seasons in a Cowboy uniform.

Vince Wheeland was the first pick of the 24th round by Houston. The right-hander, a two-time All-Big 12 First Team reliever, is third on OSU’s all-time list with 84 career appearances and is 20-4 with a 2.49 ERA in his four seasons in Stillwater.

The final Cowboy drafted was pitcher Jon Perrin, who was the 1,000th overall pick and went to Detroit in the 33rd round.

A right-hander junior, Perrin earned All-Big 12 First Team honors in 2014, his first year as a starter. In three seasons, he is 12-5 with a 2.71 ERA in 49 appearances. He is 8-5 with a 2.38 ERA and two complete games this season.

Additionally, OSU had three members of its 2015 signing class drafted — pitcher Nick White from Berryhill High School (11th round by Miami), Stillwater High School outfielder Jon Littell (39th round by Washington) and Central Arizona College catcher David Petrino (39th round by Chicago Cubs).

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