Area college players drafted
Four area college players were selected in the first round of Thursday’s Major League Baseball first-year players draft.
Heading the list is Oklahoma pitcher Jonathan Gray who was taken by the Colorado Rockies with the third pick. The Texas Rangers picked Oral Roberts third baseman Alex Gonzalez with the 23rd pick while Arkansas pitcher Ryne Stanek was picked by the Tampa Bay Rays with the 29th selection. Oklahoma State pitcher Jason Hursh was selected by the Atlanta Braves with the 31st pick.
Oklahoma pitcher Dillon Overton was a second-round pick of the Oakland A’s.
Oktaha grad falls in finals
Former Oktaha Lady Tiger Kailey Campbell came up short in her bid to win the Oklahoma Golf Association junior girl’s championship on Thursday at Kickingbird Golf Club.
Campbell, who will play collegiately for Oklahoma City beginning in the fall, won her semifinal match by beating Alexis Sadeghy of Edmond in 19 holes but lost in the finals to future OCU teammate Anna Mikish of Choctaw 2 and 1.
Honors for Connors pair
WARNER – Two Connors State baseball players appeared on the NJCAA Division All-American list released Thursday.
Yariel Gonzalez, a freshman third baseman from San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, is a second-team selection while Keith, a first baseman who hails from Warner, earned an honorable mention nod.
Gonzalez was Connors State’s second-leading hitter with a .420 batting average. The freshman knocked out 17 doubles, two triples and 12 home runs, while collecting 75 RBIs.
Keith’s .435 batting average led the Cowboys. He also had 11 doubles, seven home runs with 57 RBIs.
NSU golfer All-Academic
Northeastern State golfer Whitney McAteer was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Women’s At-Large First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday. She was the only MIAA student athlete, male of female, to be named to an at-large first team.
Park Hill angler Christie leads
GROVE – Jason Christie of Park Hill proved that in fishing there is sometimes a hometown advantage, as he brought a five-bass limit to the scales Thursday weighing 21 pounds, 12 ounces to take the lead at the Walmart FLW Tour at Grand Lake
Christie now holds a slim 5-ounce lead over Oklahoma fishing legend Jimmy Houston of Cookson who weighed in five bass worth 21 pounds, 7 ounces.