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  • BASEBALL

    Miami selects Bohn in seventh round

    OSU, Oregon have trio of players drafted on Day 2
  • Justin Bohn was selected by the Miami Marlins in the seventh round (No. 202 overall) on Friday to highlight Day 2 action for those with local ties in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft.
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  • Justin Bohn was selected by the Miami Marlins in the seventh round (No. 202 overall) on Friday to highlight Day 2 action for those with local ties in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft.
    The former Phoenix High standout is a 6-foot, 180-pound shortstop and recently wrapped up another successful season at Feather River Junior College. Bohn was named the Golden Valley Conference player of the year for a second straight season after hitting .335 with team-highs of 39 runs and 30 stolen bases to go with two home runs and 25 RBIs.
    Bohn signed a letter of intent last fall to play for Oregon State, which has long been a dream landing spot for him, but now will face a tough decision on whether to follow through with that commitment or begin his professional journey.
    The 20-year-old Bohn, who is playing this summer for the West Coast League's Bend Elks, was on a road trip in Walla Walla, Wash., and unavailable for comment.
    The draft concludes today with Rounds 11-40.
    Right-handed pitcher Keynan Middleton, slated to play this summer with the WCL's Medford Rogues, was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the third round (No. 95 overall).
    Middleton recently completed his first year at Lane Community College in Eugene, going 2-2 with a 3.45 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 42 innings. The Milwaukie High product was the lone junior college player chosen on the second day of the draft.
    A trio of Oregon State and Oregon baseball players were taken on the second day, with the Ducks junior third baseman Ryon Healy topping the list after being chosen by the Oakland A's with pick No. 100 in the third round.
    Healy was a Pac-12 Conference first-team all-league pick while batting a team-best .333 with 11 home runs and an Oregon record 56 RBI. He led the Ducks in batting, home runs, RBI, while also setting single-season Ducks' records for doubles (20) and slugging percentage (.566)
    Oregon closer Jimmie Sherfy was picked in the 10th round (No. 300) by the Arizona Diamondbacks while right-handed pitcher Cole Wiper was chosen 10 spots later by the Texas Rangers despite missing the bulk of the season in his recovery from Tommy John surgery two years ago.
    Sherfy, a junior right-handed pitcher, is a finalist for the Stopper of the Year Award and was named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award after breaking his own school record for saves with 21, besting his 2012 total of 19, while setting a new school record for appearances with 38 this season.
    Wiper finished his freshman season with a 2-1 record and a 7.11 ERA in seven appearances. He was also drafted in 2011 when Toronto selected him in the 14th round (439th overall).
    Left-handed pitcher Ben Wetzler was the first Beaver selected, going in the fifth round (151st overall) to Philadelphia, while fellow left-hander Matt Boyd was a sixth-rounder (175th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays. Tyler Smith wrapped up the Beavers' draft day with an eighth-round selection (237th overall) by Seattle.
    Wetzler is 8-1 with a 1.98 ERA in 14 starts this season. He was named to the Pac-12 Conference's first team last week and was a Corvallis Regional All-Tournament Team selection after throwing a one-run complete game against Texas A&M.
    It is the second selection of Wetzler's career. He was selected in the 15th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by Cleveland but chose to attend Oregon State out of Clackamas High.
    Boyd is 10-3 with a 2.20 ERA this season and was named a third-team All-American by Louisville Slugger last week to go with his first-team all-conference selection. It is the second time in Boyd's career that he's been drafted. The senior was taken by Cincinnati in the 13th round last season but did not sign.
    Smith is hitting .301 this season with seven doubles, two triples, two home runs and 24 RBIs in 49 games. He is also 9-for-11 in stolen bases.
    The lone Oregon State signee to be selected on Friday was outfielder Tyler O'Neill, who hails from Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada, and was a third-rounder (85th overall) by Seattle.
    Oregon signees Matt Krook (35th overall to the Miami Marlins) and Chance Sisco (61st overall to the Baltimore Orioles) were drafted Thursday, while Ducks commit Cody Bellinger was drafted by the L.A. Dodgers in the fourth round (No. 124) on Friday.
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