SPARTA, Mich.-- Ben Sheckler from Cornerstone University was selected Friday in the MLB draft. The Padres took him in the 8th round, with the 234th overall pick. Sheckler is a Sparta native and posted a 6-4 record with a 2.89 E.R.A. striking out 77 batters in 67 innings for the Golden Eagles this season. Sheckler is left-handed and 6 feet 8 inches tall and he does have another year of eligibility at Cornerstone, but said he will sign with the Padres. He becomes the first baseball player to be drafted in Cornerstone program history.
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