Former Sterlington High and LSU Eunice lefthander Chad Reeves was picked by the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday afternoon.
Sterlington High and LSU Eunice product Chad Reeves has been drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers.
A lefthanded pitcher, Reeves was chosen in the 33rd round with the 986th overall pick of the Major League Baseball draft on Saturday afternoon.
In 15 starts for LSU-E during his recently-completed sophomore season, Reeves posted an 11-1 record with a 2.62 earned run average. The durable 6-2, 190-pounder worked 89 1/3 innings, recording 94 punchouts, while walking 36 and allowing 64 hits. He allowed only 14 extra base hits and one home run, while holding opposing batters to a .203 batting average.
Reeves was recently selected as a second-team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association.
His career totals with the Bengals include a 21-3 career record, with 179 strikeouts in 174 innings.
Reeves was a four-year letterman at Sterlington, helping the Panthers to a Class 2A state runner-up finish as a senior in 2009.
He signed with ULM out of high school, but never pitched for the Warhawks. Reeves was out of baseball for a couple of years, before resuming his career at LSU-E.
Reeves was the second pitcher from northeast Louisiana selected by the Brewers, who drafted Ruston High righthander David Burkhalter in the sixth round (176th overall) Friday.