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Two former Pirates drafted by MLB

Former Pirates player Tristin English and recent Pike County High School graduate Coleman Crow were both drafted in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft. Both recently finished fantastic seasons with English setting records for Georgia Tech and Crow helping lead the Pirates to the AAA State Championship title. Crow was named AAA Player of the Year. He pitched 70.2 innings for the Pirates this season with only 11 walks, an amazing 145 strike outs and an Earned Run Average of only .991. He was just as strong at bat with a .454 batting average, 10 home runs, 45 RBIs and 60 runs scored. ’It’s been an amazing year for the Pike County Baseball Program. We topped it off by winning a state championship for the first time in school history. I just want to thank the Los Angeles Angels for giving me this opportunity to play at the next level. Big decisions ahead,’ said Coleman Crow. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in Round 28 of the draft and had been offered a baseball scholarship by Kennesaw State. He is a six foot, 175 pound right handed pitcher and he also hits right handed. Tristin English earned many accolades during his senior year at Georgia Tech – and even hit for the cycle in one Tech victory. He was a three-time first team All ACC member, was named ACC Player of the Week, a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week and was a National College Baseball Hall of Fame nominee. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third round and was the 93rd overall pick. The six foot two inch pitcher and first baseman was the first Jacket to be drafted in the 2019 MLB Draft. His NCAA regional performance drew attention, but he was a strong player throughout the season with a hitting average of .346/.427/.710 in 214 at bats. He hit 18 home runs and drove in 71 base runners on the season. He also performed well on the mound for the Yellow Jackets, going 3-0 with a 3.7 ERA in more than 15 appearances. The Diamondbacks drafted English as a first baseman but he could also see time on the mound.

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