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Two Zips taken in MLB Draft

By mrasor Published: June 6, 2008

Baseball
Two MLB teams selected Akron players in this week's Amateur Draft.
The Minnesota Twins drafted pitcher Tom Farmer for the second-straight June. Farmer made his name in the Cape Cod league two summers ago. The Twins drafted him in the 20th round, but Farmer returned to school. This time, Minnesota selected him in the 47th round.
Two rounds later, the New York Mets drafted Doug McNulty, an outfielder/first baseman with whom I have shared several interesting conversations at local establishments. McNulty hit .321 and belted 12 home runs this season.
Track
Four Zips will compete for an NCAA Championship next weekend.
Stevi Large might be the Zips' best shot at a national champion. She took first at regionals in the hammer throw last weekend.
Auston Papay is appearing at the NCAA Championships for the third time. The discus thrower placed 15th last spring.
Cadeau Kelley is making his second appearance at nationals. The MAC's long jump champion placed fifth at regionals.
High jumper Ryan Jones earned one of 10 at-large berths to nationals. It will be the senior's first and only chance at the meet.
The NCAA Championships will be held in Des Moines, Iowa from June 11-14.

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