Kent State junior right-handed pitcher Joey Murray was one of two players from central Ohio to have his name called June 5 during the second day of the Major League Baseball draft.
Murray, a 2015 Dublin Coffman High School graduate, was selected in the eighth round and 236th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Also picked was Vanderbilt junior right-handed pitcher Chandler Day, a 2015 Watkins Memorial graduate.
This season for Kent State, Murray set the Mid-American Conference record for strikeouts with 141 and was named a Collegiate Baseball first-team All-American. He was 9-2 with a 2.45 ERA in 16 starts as the Golden Flashes went 40-18.
Day was selected in the seventh round and 221st overall by the Washington Nationals. He is 1-1 with a 3.22 ERA and four saves and has 45 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings for the Commodores, who are 34-25 and will compete in the Nashville Super Regional from June 8-10 against Mississippi State.
Day was drafted in the 30th round by the Cleveland Indians in 2015, but went to college instead.
Still projected to be selected is right-handed pitcher Austin Becker, a 2018 Big Walnut graduate and Vanderbilt commit who was ranked 95th among the top 200 prospects listed on MLB.com.