Former Brenham Cub pitcher Dane Acker has been selected in Major League Baseball’s 2019 Draft.
The San Jacinto College right-handed pitcher was selected in the 23rd Round by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Acker, a sophomore for the Gators, was 10-0 this past season, with a 2.36 earned run average. He also struck out 97 batters in 76.1 innings pitched, while giving up just 59 hits.
Acker began his college career at Rice University before transferring to San Jac. He was 5-2 for the Owls in 16 appearances in 2018. He was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team.
As a Brenham Cub senior in 2017, Acker was 5-2 with a 1.79 earned run average, and was named first team All-District.
Dane is the son of Susan and Casey Acker of Brenham.