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2 Cougar outfielders taken in draft

2 Cougar outfielders taken in draft

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Outfielders Sean McNaughtton and Kent Walton of BYU were selected in the 2008 Major League Baseball draft on Friday by the Chicago Cubs and Oakland A's, respectively.

McNaughton, a 5-9 sophomore from Lakewood, Wash., was taken in the 38th round as pick No. 1151 in the draft, while Walton, 6-0 junior, was chosen in the 42nd round as the No. 1264 pick.

A couple other Cougar connections were also taken in the draft. Incoming freshman signee Marc Oslund, a pitcher from West Torrance, Calif., was also selected in the 42nd round as the No. 1255 pick. Incoming freshman signee Nik Turley, a left-handed pitcher from LaCanada, Calif., was selected in the 50th round as the No. 1502 pick.

And former Cougar southpaw pitcher Blaine Howell, now with Pensacola Junior College, was taken in the 13th round by Cincinnati as the No. 389 pick.

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