BASEBALL: Red Sox draft Longhorns’ Shugart; Anderson, Correa picked as well

Published 11:14 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Chase Shugart spent much of last summer honing his game in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

On Wednesday, the Major League Baseball team just 70 miles to the north picked Shugart in the 12th round of the draft.

The Boston Red Sox selected the junior right-hand pitcher from Bridge City 370th overall, three days after he earned a save to send Texas into the NCAA Super Regional round against Tennessee Tech.

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Shugart worked into the starting rotation for the first time as a collegian while playing for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod league. At Texas, he’s made 14 starts, most recently against Texas Southern in a 10-0 win to open the Austin Region of the NCAA tournament on Friday. Texas, seeded 13th nationally, went 3-0 in the tournament.

The 5-foot-10 Shugart is 5-3 with a 4.39 ERA and two saves on the season.

Also Wednesday, former West Orange-Stark pitcher Grant Anderson was picked 628th overall (21st round) by the Seattle Mariners. The junior went 4-7 but posted a 3.86 ERA with 72 strikeouts in 81 2/3 innings.

Anderson was 8-0 with a 2.30 ERA in 31 appearances last year.

Recent Lamar signee J.C. Correa was picked 1,002nd overall by his brother’s organization, the Houston Astros.

Correa just finished his career at Alvin Community College, batting .369 with 30 RBI and a home run as a sophomore. His brother Carlos is the Astros’ shortstop.


About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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