posted on June 07, 2012 08:55 :: 692 Views
All the buzz in Montana has been concerning the primary election this past Tuesday. In the meantime, three Montana kids earned something much cooler than winning a primary election. They've been drafted by Major League Baseball.
A Miles City kid is headed to the New York Yankees, as The Miles City Star reports.
Caleb Frare, a hard-throwing left-handed pitcher, was selected in the 11th round by the New York Yankees on Tuesday in the Major League Baseball draft with the 367th overall selection.
Frare pitches for the Miles City Outlaws club team. He has signed a letter of intent to pitch at the University of Utah in the fall , but told the Miles City Star he plans on signing a professional contract.
It's off to the Philadelphia Phillies for a Helena native who attended the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota, according to AP.
Right-handed pitcher Chris Nichols was selected in the 31st round by the Philadelphia Phillies. He's the son of former major leaguer Rod Nichols. The Helena, Mont., native is the first Cougar athlete to be drafted in any major professional sport.
And, a 19 year old from Billings was drafted by the Atlanta Braves. KTVQ-TV has this:
The Atlanta Braves picked Billings Scarlets outfielder Justin Black on Tuesday in the fourth round the Major League Baseball Draft. And his decision to play pro ball has already been made.
Black was the draft's 149th overall pick and he wasted no time agreeing to a contract with the Braves.