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Several more Gators selected in Major League Baseball Draft



Riley Cooper, Avery Barnes and Tony Davis - all Florida baseball players - have been selected on Day 2 of the Major League Baseball Draft.

Barnes, a senior outfielder, was selected in the 11th round by the Colorado Rockies. Davis, a junior left-handed pitcher, was selected in the 12th round by the Minnesota Twins.

Barnes led the SEC in batting average (.382), hits (50) and runs in league play and was a first-team All-SEC selection. He is the first UF outfielder to earn All-conference honors in consecutive seasons since Ben Harrison in 2003 and 2004.

Davis was 5-0 this season, and led the Gator pitching staff with a 2.25 ERA. In 32 appearances, he limited opponents to .190 at the plate and had 37 strikeouts in a career-high 44 innings.

Florida signee and Mitchell High grad Patrick Schuster was taken in the 13th round with the 396th pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Cooper, a former Clearwater Central Catholic standout, was taken in the 25th round by the Texas Rangers with pick No. 754. Cooper played in 30 games, but missed the majority of the latter part of the season and all of the postseason with a knee injury. He is also an expected starting wide receiver on the Gator football team.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:02pm]


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