UMaine’s Laweryson, Silva Get Drafted
From one of the smallest schools in the state to getting drafted by a Major League Baseball club. Cody Laweryson, this is your day.
The righthanded pitcher for the UMaine Black Bears has been selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 14th round. Laweryson is the 419th overall pick in the MLB draft.
He just finished his junior year for the Black Bears and will have to decide whether to sign or come back for his senior year.
Laweryson started 14 games for the Bears, going 5-5 with an ERA of 2.85. He had 79 strikeouts in 72.2 innings.
Laweryson played high school baseball at Class D Valley High School.
The Chicago White Sox selected UMaine senior pitcher Nick Silva in the 40th round of the draft. Silva made 14 starts for the Black Bears this year. He struck out 59 in 72.2 innings. He had a seven inning no-hitter vs UMass.