WVU’s Musgrave drafted by Rockies

MORGANTOWN – Two current members of the West Virginia University baseball team were chosen Friday on the second day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Center fielder Bobby Boyd was picked by the Houston Astros with the 226th pick in the eighth round and left-handed pitcher Harrison Musgrave was chosen by the Colorado Rockies with the 223rd pick in the eighth round.

Boyd finished the 2014 season with a Big 12- and team-leading .356 batting average, along with eight doubles, two triples, one homer, 24 RBIs and 18 stolen bases.

Musgrave went 5-3 with a 2.62 earned run average, striking out 87 in 106.1 innings with a .227 opponent batting average. He was previously drafted in 2013 in the 29th round by the Philadelphia Phillies, but did not sign a contract.

“I would like to thank the Rockies organization,” Musgrave said. “It’s a great honor and a new challenge that I look forward to.”