Dodgers pick CCU’s Hering; 3 Gamecocks, Tigers taken

ccubase-24To be located in Southern California, the Los Angeles Dodgers certainly did their homework in South Carolina this season.

In addition to picking Conway High’s Grant Holmes in the first round on Thursday, the Dodgers also went just down Highway 501 to select Coastal Carolina outfielder Colin Hering in the 10th round Friday. He was the only Chanticleer selected in the first 10 rounds but rounds 11-60 will be held Saturday.

Hering becomes the 23rd-highest drafted baseball player in Coastal Carolina history and the 21st Chanticleer selected among the top 10 rounds. Furthermore, his selection marks the 18th consecutive year at least one Chanticleer has been selected in the MBL Draft and the seventh straight year a Chanticleer has been taken within the first 10 rounds.

The Dodgers also selected Clemson pitcher Matt Campbell in the ninth round. He was the Third Tiger taken in the first 10 rounds, joining catcher Steve Wilkerson (eighth round to the Baltimore Orioles) and righthanded pitcher Daniel Gossett (second round to the Oakland Athletics).

South Carolina junior infielder Joey Pankake was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the seventh round. Pankake was the third Gamecock to be drafted in the 2014 MLB Draft with Grayson Greiner also drafted by the Tigers in the third round and Jordan Montgomery picked in the fourth round by the New York Yankees.

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