Several Huskers chosen on second day of draft

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thad Weber became the seventh University of Nebraska pitcher taken in the major league draft, going in the 35th round to the Cincinnati Reds today.

Drew Bowman was the first to go, drafted by the Reds in the fifth round yesterday.

Today, Matt Foust and Tony Watson both went to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Foust was picked in the sixth round and Watson in the ninth.

Philadelphia took Luke Wertz in the 13th round, San Francisco took Steve Edlefsen in the 16th and the Chicago White Sox nabbed Charlie Shirek in the 23rd.

Cornhuskers right fielder Andrew Brown was the only Husker position player, going to St. Louis in the 18th round.

The seven pitchers drafted is a new school record. Foust and Watson, roommates for the past four years, will be going to the same organization to begin their pro careers.

Former Nebraska shortstop Ryan Wehrle was taken by the New York Yankees in the 20th round.

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Courtesy: AP

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