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Cowboy Closers Logan Gragg and Peyton Battenfield Selected on Day 2 of the MLB Draft

A pair of OSU right-handers were drafted on Tuesday.

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A day after their regional-clinching victory over UConn, Cowboy closers Logan Gragg and Peyton Battenfield — who earned the save against the Huskies — were selected in the eighth round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.

Logan Gragg — St. Louis Cardinals (8th Round, Pick 245)

Gragg holds a 3-3 record, two saves and 5.26 ERA. The right-hander’s struck out 35 batters in 39 1/3 innings.

Peyton Battenfield — Houston Astros (8th Round, Pick 286)

After recording his fifth save of the season to punch OSU’s ticket to the Super Regional, Josh Holliday called Battenfield as good as any closer he’s had.

“He took the stopper role for us this year and he’s embraced it,” said Holliday. “He’s been marvelous at it.”

Battenfield heads to Lubbock with a 4-3 record on the year, five saves and a 2.91 ERA with 71 strikeouts in 58 2/3 pitched innings.


Rounds 11-40 of the draft will take place on Wednesday.

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