HOT COUGAR ACTION: Three More Cougs Selected In The MLB Draft

On day two of the MLB draft, two Washington State players were selected. Fittingly enough, three Cougars were selected on day three of the draft.

Second baseman Tommy Richards went in the 24th round, outfielder Kyle Johnson went in the 25th round and third baseman Patrick Claussen was selected in the 34th round. The three seniors join Derek Jones and Taylor Ard who were selected Tuesday.

There were no videos of the players selected Wednesday, but there was this quote from Donnie Marbut.

"This is the best draft for me since I have been at Washington State," Cougar Head Coach Donnie Marbut said. "All of these guys worked very hard to have a professional opportunity and each one of them deserves it."

The Cougars also had five players selected last year, although Jones and Ard did not sign.

Football

Pac-12's 1,000-yard rushers - Stanford Football Blog - ESPN
Committee, Washington State: The pie for carries is already small considering the offense. Then you have Rickey Galvin (1A), Carl Winston (1B) and Marcus Mason (1C) cutting into the pie even more to nibble on whatever slices are left.

Baseball

Miami Marlins Select Patrick Claussen - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University third baseman Patrick Claussen was selected by the Miami Marlins in the 34th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft Wednesday.

WSU News Center - Five Cougar baseball players selected in pro draft
"This is the best draft for me since I have been at Washington State," Cougar Head Coach Donnie Marbut said. "All of these guys worked very hard to have a professional opportunity and each one of them deserves it."

Tommy Richards Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University second baseman Tommy Richards was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 24th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft Wednesday.

Angel in the Outfield - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University outfielder Kyle Johnson was selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 25th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft Wednesday.

Track And Field

Scott-Ellis Fifth in Long Jump at NCAA T&F Final Championships - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State junior Stephan Scott-Ellis earned his third All-America certificate with his fifth-place finish in the men's long jump Wednesday at the NCAA Track & Field Championships at Johnny Bright Field & Jim Duncan Track in Drake Stadium on the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa.

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