Miami pitcher, WSU infielder selected on first night of MLB Draft

Two area universities are celebrating this evening. Miami University’s Sam Bachman and Wright State University’s Tyler Black have been selected in the 2021 MLB Draft.

Bachman, a right-handed pitcher, was selected ninth overall in the 2021 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels.

In 2021, Bachman recorded an impressive 1.81 ERA and 93 strikeouts over his 12 starts.

Bachman recorded his season-high strikeout count in April this year, punching out 11 over seven innings in the Redhawks’ game against Kent State.

Black, a second baseman for the Raiders, was selected as the 33rd overall pick, in the Competitive Balance Round A, by the Milwaukee Brewers.

Wright State announced that Black’s selection makes him the highest-selected position player in the program’s history.

Black recorded a career .353 batting average in his three years as a Raider. In 2021, Black batted .383 with 59 RBIs.

Black recorded a career-best five hits in May when the Raiders took on Purdue Fort Wayne.