RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - The Colorado Rockies tapped Eastern
Kentucky University pitcher Christian Friedrich as their top pick
in the Major League Baseball draft.
The Rockies picked the left-handed pitcher 25th overall on
Friedrich had a 5-1 record with a 1.78 ERA in 10 starts for the
Colonels this season.
Friedrich, an Evanston, Ill., native, won the Ohio Valley
Conference player of the week three times during the season.
Friedrich began his Colonels career with a 10-2 record and 1.98
ERA. He was 5-4 with a 2.09 ERA as a sophomore. He was a pre-season
All-American pick entering his junior year.
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