Philly college hurler of the year selected by Texas in MLB draft

Tim Brennan selected by the Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers selected Saint Joseph's hurler Tim Brennan on Tuesday in the seventh round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft.

Brennan, the Philadelphia Division I College Pitcher of the Year, led all pitchers in the city in ERA (2.94), wins (9), and strikeouts (84).

"Tim's success not just this season, but his previous two is a direct result of his work ethic and commitment to excellence," Hakws head coach Fritz Hamburg said last week in a statement. "He obviously has a very solid skill-set, but to his credit, he constantly works at developing and strengthening that skill-set. The other key component that Tim possesses is the "it" factor. The best players carry themselves a certain way, they believe that they are great because of how they conduct themselves, not only on the field but in life.

Brennan's career on Hawk Hill includes a 2.79 ERA over 39 appearances with 37 of those as starts.

"I'm blessed and thankful to be selected by the Texas Rangers," Brennan said, according to sjuhawks.com. "It has been a dream of mine since I was little to play professional baseball. I was very grateful to spend the day with my family that has sacrificed so much to allow me to achieve my dream."

Brennan's 20 career victories and 216 career strikeouts both rank second in program history.

His selection marks the 27th time a Saint Joseph's player has been drafted. He's the seventh player to be selected during Hamburg's time with the program.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
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