Humpal, Grist selected in 2015 MLB Draft

Sports Editor

Two of the starters that comprised the rotation of the 2015 Texas State baseball team were selected on the final day of the 2015 Major Baseball Draft. 

Lucas Humpal, junior pitcher, was selected in the 37th round (1,114th overall) by the Cleveland Indians. Humpal, named the Preseason Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year, finished his junior season with a team-high 104 innings pitched, 80 strikeouts and a 5.28 earned run average. Texas State's season concluded in the semifinals of the conference tournament, in which Humpal threw 7.1 innings and allowed three earned runs. 

A round later, the Milwaukee Brewers drafted Scott Grist, senior pitcher, with the 1,141th overall pick. Assistant Coach Jeremy Fikac called Grist the Most Valuable Player on the pitching staff, as he finished his senior season with a 5-5 win-loss record, 99 innings pitched and a 5.00 earned run average. Grist tallied three complete games, a team-high, finishing his year with two consecutive complete games against UT-Arlington. 

Fifty three Bobcats have been selected in the MLB Draft in school history, with 38 occuring during Coach Ty Harrington's tenure with the program.