Buschmann drafted by Padres in 15th

NASHVILLE- Senior hurler Matt Buschmann and two Vanderbilt signees were selected on the first day of Major League Baseball's amateur draft today. Outfielder/Pitcher Kyler Burke (Ooltewah HS/Ooltewah, Tenn.) was the 35th pick of the draft by San Diego in the first round (sandwich pick).

Pitcher Mikie Minor (Forrest HS/Chapel Hill, TN) was the 13th round selection (379th overall) of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, while senior Matt Buschmann was the lone current Commodore drafted on the first day. He was the 15th round (453rd overall) choice of San Diego.

Buschmann finished the year with a 6-4 record and 3.95 ERA. He ended his career with a complete game win over Michigan in the opening round of the NCAA Atlanta Regional last Friday and ended up making the All-Tournament team. His 23 career wins at VU ties him for fourth best in school history.

Rounds 18-50 of the draft will be completed tomorrow starting at 11 a.m.

Drafted Players

1st Round (35th pick)- Kyler Burke (San Diego)

13th Round- Mikie Minor (Tampa Bay)

15th Round- Matt Buschmann (San Diego)

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