Former Kellogg Community College baseball pitcher Ryan Longstreth is on his way to the big leagues after being drafted by the Detroit Tigers.
According to an article from Central Michigan Life, the campus newspaper of Central Michigan University, the CMU senior was picked up by the Tigers in the 40th round of the draft, which started June 4 and ran through June 6. Longstreth was the 1,234th pick overall.
The article quotes Longstreth as saying, “It’s like a dream come true. It was tough because I waited all day and I almost gave up on it and accepted that it wasn’t going to happen. Then the scout called me.”
The article says Longstreth went 3-3 for his last season at CMU, with a 3.93 ERA, beginnning the season as a starter and ending up in the bullpen.
At Kellogg Community College, where Longstreth spent his sophomore year after a freshman year at Saginaw Valley State University, he earned second-team All-MCCAA honors with a 5-2 record and a 3.88 ERA, the article says. He also received Distinguished Academic All-American status during his time at KCC.
The video above highlights Longstreth’s selection, as well as that of four other CMU Chippewas.
For more information about the baseball program at Kellogg Community College, visit www.kellogg.edu/athletics/baseball/index.html.
For photos of the Kellogg Community College baseball team in action, visit the college’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KelloggCommunityCollege/photos.