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Haas Pratt And Clint Brannon Selected In Day T

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Haas Pratt And Clint Brannon Selected In Day T

Fayetteville, Ark. – Arkansas senior infielder Haas Pratt and junior pitcher Clint Brannon were each selected on the second day of the Major League Baseball Draft Tuesday afternoon.

Pratt was chosen in the 30th round with the 907th pick by the Oakland Athletics, while Brannon went to the Texas Rangers in the 34th round with the 1,011th pick of the draft.

“This is a great day for Haas and Clint,” Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn said. “This is something they have dreamed of since they were kids and it’s a wonderful feeling when you finally hear your named called.”

A native of San Diego, Calif., Pratt was named to the NCAA Fayetteville All-Regional team after hitting .478 with eight RBI, two home runs, two doubles and a .478 on base percentage in five games.

Pratt holds a .321 batting average with eight home runs and a team-high 52 RBI this season and has started 63 of the Hogs’ 64 games.

Pratt joined the Razorbacks in 2003 after spending the 2001 and 2002 seasons with the Miami Hurricanes.

A native of Bradford, Ark., Brannon has a 4-3 record with a 3.33 ERA in 18 appearances in 2004. Brannon held opponents to a .253 batting average this season and threw two complete games.

Brannon is 8-5 with a 3.62 ERA for his career with 116 strikeouts. Brannon won his only start in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional as he threw a complete game against Le Moyne allowing only one run, earned, on eight hits with four strikeouts.

Pratt and Brannon give the Razorbacks four players selected in the MLB Draft this year.



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