Two Eagles Drafted by Major League Teams
OC pitchers Cale Coshow and Chris Burgess were selected in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, giving the Eagles two draftees in the same year for the first time.
Coshow, a sophomore right-hander from Edmond, went in the 13th round to the New York Yankees (404th overall), while the Philadelphia Phillies took Burgess, a senior right-hander from West Chicago, Ill., in the 26th round (781st overall).
The duo gives OC nine MLB draft picks all-time. Coshow was one of OC’s top starters and went 3-5 with a 4.56 ERA. Burgess went 7-0 with nine saves and a 1.54 ERA as the Eagles’ closer.
“I’m very excited for Cale. He is a hard worker and is very deserving of this,” Cobble said. “I’m proud of Chris. He fit in great here and was a vocal leader. He always approached every outing in a professional-like manner.”
View more stories from the Fall 2013 issue of Vision magazine.