College World Series feels a draft
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College World Series feels a draft

Plenty of picks taken among eight teams that begin play in Omaha

Photo: TD Ameritrade Park

The Tampa Bay Rays are the winners of the College World Series – at least until play begins. The American League franchise selected three high-round draft picks competing in the eight-team championship stage of the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

Louisville first baseman Brendan McKay was taken in the first round, fourth overall; Oregon State pitcher Drew Rasmussen was selected in the competitive balance A round, 31st overall; and Florida State shortstop Taylor Walls was picked in the third round, 79th overall

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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