UCM pitcher drafted by Houston Astros

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — University of Central Missouri senior left-handed pitcher Zach Davis was selected in the 25th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday by the Houston Astros. Davis was pick No. 736.

Davis, of Carrollton, Missouri, becomes the 31st Mule to be drafted by a major league organization and will be the 56th to sign with a major league franchise, the fourth draft pick and fifth signee for recently retired head coach Tom Myers.

Davis was a second team All-MIAA selection as a relief pitcher this season. He was 3-2 with a 1.98 ERA and 12 saves, while helping the Mules to the MIAA Regular Season Championship. His 12 saves are the second most in a single season in UCM history and his 19 career saves are tied for the second most in program history. He struck out 51 batters in 41.0 innings pitched and limited opponents to a .178 batting average.

The Houston Astros are owned by former UCM All-American pitcher, Jim Crane.