UofL BASEBALL | Corey Ray selected fifth overall by Milwaukee Brewers

06/09/2016 09:14 PM

He was projected as high as the number one overall pick in this years MLB draft, but Louisville Baseball’s star outfielder Corey Ray was taken with the number five pick by the Milwaukee Brewers. The junior All-American has hit .319 with 15 homers, 60 RBI and 44 stolen bases this season.

For the third straight year, Ray is playing in the Super Regional round of the NCAA tournament alongside the rest of his Cardinal teammates. U of L starts their weekend series with UC-Santa Barbara this Saturday at noon. The Cards tore through their Regional opponents and it has raised the question of: is the offense playing better than the pitching staff?

Ray wasn’t the only Cardinal selected in the first round. Closing pitcher Zack Burdi was picked 26th overall by the Chicago Whit Sox, and junior catcher Will Smith was picked 32nd by Los Angeles Dudgers.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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