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UNCW Baseball ties program record with six MLB draftees

Six current UNCW Seahawks and an incoming freshman were selected on the final day of the Major League Baseball Draft.
Bryan Sammons pitches for Western Carolina against Purdue on Feb. 13, 2015. (Photo: Ashley Evans/WCU Public Relations)

Former Hoggard pitcher Bryan Sammons drafted by Twins

Former Hoggard baseball standout Bryan Sammons has been selected in the MLB Draft.
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San Diego makes Whiteville’s MacKenzie Gore 3rd pick in MLB Draft

With the third overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft the San Diego Padres selected former Whiteville High School standout MacKenzie Gore.
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Wilmington’s Chance Shepard to sign contract with Nationals on Friday

Former Ashley High slugger will soon be part of the Washington Nationals organization. Assuming he passes his physical he's expected to sign a free agent contract Friday.

Four Diamond Hawks among MLB draft picks

Three more UNCW players were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft Saturday. That brought the total number of Diamond Hawks picked to four in this year's draft.

Brunswick County’s Markel Jones selected in MLB Draft

Former West Brunswick High School Trojan Markel Jones has been selected in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball Draft.
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Will West Columbus have back to back high selections in MLB Draft?

E.J. Jenkins was a high draft pick in 2015 out of West Columbus High School. Will Trey Benton be a high selection this week.
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MLB Draft local recap: Trevor Kelley, E.J. Jenkins and 5 UNCW Seahawks

The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft is now over. We had four more players with local ties selected on Wednesday. In fact we have reaction from Trevor Kelley, an Ashley High grad.
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West Columbus outfielder reflects on being picked in 2nd round of MLB Draft

West Columbus outfielder E.J. Jenkins had hopes of being drafted in the first round. He turned out to be the third pick in the 2nd round of the MLB Draft. We have his reaction.

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