MLB Draft

Brosius drafted by Atlanta Braves in 21st round

Tuscola's McConnell has another former player drafted
By Chuck Fiebernitz | Jun 08, 2013
Photo by: Donated Tyler Brosius, who is currently pitching for the High Point-Thomasville HiToms baseball team in the Coastal Plain Collegiate Summer League.

Tuscola head baseball coach Caleb McConnell just hit the "Daily Double" when he learned of another former player being drafted in the MLB June Draft on Saturday.

Walters State Community College redshirt-sophomore pitcher Tyler Brosius, a former Tuscola High School standout, was selected in the 21st round by the Atlanta Braves and was the 643rd overall pick on Saturday during the third day of the Major League Amateur Draft.

Brosius, who started his collegiate career as a quarterback for the N.C. State football team, transferred in the summer of 2012 to play baseball for the Senators.

The 6-foot-4 righthanded pitcher becomes McConnell's second Tuscola player to be drafted in less than 24 hours. North Carolina senior Cody Stubbs was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the eighth round on Friday.