Record-Setting 11 Cowboys Drafted

Oklahoma State's baseball team may have had a disappointing day with a 9-0 loss to Louisville in the first game of the best-of-three Super Regional series on Friday, but the defeat was lessened just a bit for 11 Cowboys. A record-setting 11 Cowboys were selected in the 2007 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, including eight on Friday's second and final day.

The 11 Cowboys selected in the draft is the most ever in a single year in the storied history of Oklahoma State baseball. The previous record of nine players was set in 1985 and then tied in 1995.

Three Cowboys were selected on Thursday, including two in the Supplemental First Round. OSU third baseman Matt Mangini was the first Cowboy chosen with the 52nd overall pick by the Seattle Mariners. It didn't take much longer before outfielder Corey Brown's name was called by the Oakland Athletics with the 59th selection. Then, in the fourth round, second baseman Tyler Mach was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies (143rd overall).

On Friday, during the final 45 rounds, eight Cowboys were selected, including outfielder Ty Wright (seventh round, Chicago Cubs, 217th overall), right-handed pitcher Justin Friend (13th round, Oakland, 420th), right-handed pitcher Oliver Odle (22nd, San Francisco, 674th), and centerfielder Keanon Simon (25th round, Pittsburgh, 758th).

Other Cowboys chosen were right-hander Matt Gardner (32nd, Los Angeles Dodgers, 984th), left-hander Josh Fritsche (32nd round, St. Louis, 1,010th), right-hander Martin Beno (36th round, Washington, 1085th), and right-hander Robbie Weinhardt (38th round, Houston, 1,152nd).

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