The final day of the 2019 MLB Draft came and went on Wednesday with several more Mississippi State and Ole Miss hearing their names called.
The Diamond Dogs matched the school mark set in 2016 with 11 players drafted this year, to go along with four members of their signing class.
After Ethan Small, Jake Mangum and Colby White went on the first two days of the draft, eight more MSU players were picked on Wednesday.
Junior relief pitcher Trysten Barlow was the first Bulldog off the board, going to the Colorado Rockies in the 16th round (489th overall). Junior catcher Dustin Skelton went two rounds later to the Miami Marlins with the 531st pick and senior reliever Jared Liebelt was taken in the 20th round (602nd overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
It was the second time for Skelton to be drafted, selected in the 32nd round by the Blue Jays out of high school.
Junior pitcher Keegan James was picked in the 25th round (759th overall) by the Rockies while senior catcher/ third baseman Marshall Gilbert was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 29th round (874th overall).
Senior pitcher Peyton Plumlee went in the 31st round (946th overall) to the Houston Astros while fellow senior hurler Cole Gordon was grabbed by the New York Mets in the following round (958th overall).
Sophomore first baseman Tanner Allen was the final player from State drafted, taken in the 34th round (1,029th overall) by Colorado. Allen was a 36th round pick of the Chicago Cubs out of high school.
Three members of the Bulldogs’ 2019 class were also selected on Wednesday. Northwest Florida State outfielder Jake Randa was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 13th round (393rd overall), Smithville pitcher Jared Johnson by the Atlanta Braves in the 14th round (427th overall) and Ringgold, Georgia, outfielder Andre Tarver by the San Diego Padres in the 15th round (443rd overall).
The other drafted signee – Ethan Hearn – is expected to sign with the Cubs, according to a report from AL.com. The Mobile (Ala.) Christian catcher was selected in the sixth round with the 192nd pick.
Ole Miss selections
Football signee Jerrion Ealy, once a projected first-round pick, was drafted in the 31st round with Pick 932 by Arizona.
ESPN reported on Tuesday that Ealy, who is enrolled in summer school, had told MLB clubs that he intends to remain at Ole Miss and play college football and baseball.
Ole Miss closer Parker Caracci leads a list of four Rebels underclassmen chosen on the final day.
Caracci, a preseason All-American, has 11 saves and a 4.99 ERA as the Rebels enter the Fayetteville Super Regional.
Caracci went in the 21st round, Pick No. 627 to Toronto.
Following Caracci, first baseman Cole Zabowski went in the 22nd round, Pick No. 652 to Detroit.
Left-handed pitcher Zack Phillips, a first-year junior college transfer, went in the 27th round, Pick No. 799, to Kansas City.
Oxford native Houston Roth went in the 29th round, Pick No. 858, to Baltimore.