Two former Carroll Dragon standout pitchers were drafted in this year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Texas Longhorns closer John Curtiss was selected in the 6th round by the Minnesota Twins. Curtiss helped lead the Longhorns to the College World Series, which begins this weekend.
Curtiss, who missed last year after having Tommy John surgery, returned this year and is 2-2 with a team-leading nine saves and 2.06 earned-run average. Curtiss was drafted in the 30th round by the Rockies following his senior year at Carroll.
McLennan Community College pitcher Greg Maisto was taken in the 16th round by the Tampa Bay Rays. Maisto led the McLennan staff with victories going 7-3. He had a 4.70 ERA with 58 strikeouts in 76.2 innings. The left-hander transferred from McLennan after redshirting at Texas A&M following high school. He has signed with West Virginia.