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Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Kevin Walsh Drafted By Philandelphia Phillies & Andre Davis Drafted By Kansas City Royals


PINE BLUFF, Ark. - University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff baseball team has recently scored two to Major League Baseball teams during the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft,senior right-handed pitcher Kevin Walsh (pictured up top on the left) who was selected in the 21st round by the Philadelphia Phillies (June 10) Wednesday afternoon during the third day of the draft .

Walsh, who earned First-Team All-SWAC 2014 and 2015 and was also named to the Chi Alpha Sigma National Student Athlete Honors Society in 2015, was taken with the 624th selection overall and is the second Golden Lion selected in this year's draft behind Andre Davis (Pitcher/Infielder) (pictured up top on the right) who was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the eighth round and was 249th selection overall.

Walsh is a Magnolia, New Jersey native who spent two season (2014-15) with UAPB after transferring from Gloucester Community College, compiling a 4-2 with a 1.70 ERA, coming out the bullpen his senior year. He allowed 12 runs (eight earned) on 29 hits over 42.1 innings with 54 strikeouts.

Davis who is from Castro Valley, Calif., as an infielder this past season, he saw action in 38 games with the Golden Lions, while starting in 37 of them. He finished the season with 51 hits in 140 at-bats for .364 batting average, while driving in 39 runs and scoring 34. He also tallied 12 doubles, one triple and six homers for a total of 19 hits for extra bases.

On the mound for UAPB, Davis made 19 appearances while making one start. He finished the season with a 2.28 ERA in 27.2 innings pitched for a 2-2 record and five saves, while striking out 35.

Davis was also a 2015 First Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference selection, a 2015 inductee into the student-athlete National Honor Society Chi Alpha Sigma and was the Trotter Ford Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

Congratulations to both of the players and we wish them the best in their future endeavors as an professional MLB player! Go Golden Lions!

Source: http://www.uapblionsroar.com

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