MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A West Virginia pitcher was chosen on the first day of the 2018 MLB Draft.
The Dodgers selected right-handed pitcher Michael Grove with the 68th overall pick Monday night. Grove, a Wheeling native, becomes the fourth Mountaineer to be selected in the top two rounds and is the 87th draft pick in program history.
Grove did not appear for the Mountaineers in 2018 as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. He tossed 61 strikeouts and recorded a 2.87 ERA in 47 innings pitched in 2017.
The junior pitcher threw a combined 117 strikeouts during his freshman and sophomore years.
WVU baseball signee Lawrence Butler, a first baseman from Westlake High School in Georgia, was also drafted in the sixth round by the Oakland Athletics.Stay with wvillustrated.com for more MLB Draft updates.