Somerset native Dan Langfield, a senior pitcher at the University of Memphis, was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the third round of Major League Baseball's First-Year draft on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound righthander, the first player from Massachusetts taken in the draft, was the 109th pick overall, the highest selection by a Memphis player since 1997.
Langfield compiled a 7-6 record with a 2.79 earned run average in 93.2 innings this season. He wrapped up his career with 252 strikeouts, ranking third all-time in program history.
He tweeted "Couldn't be happier where I ended up playing college for the U of Memphis. Not moving on to the Cinci Reds! Can't wait."
Langfield, a member of Somerset's Division 2 state championship team in 2006, was an Eastern Athletic League all-star as a senior in 2009 when he struck out 118 in 57.1 innings with a 5-2 mark and 0.85 ERA.
He is following in the footsteps of his father, Paul, who pitched at Providence College before brief stints in the minors with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers.
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