COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A day after having two players picked during the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, the Texas A&M baseball program saw another Aggie selected Tuesday when pitcher Ross Stripling went in the fifth round to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Stripling, who led the nation with 14 wins a year ago, was once again a dominant force on the mound for the Aggies during the 2012 campaign. The right-hander went 10-4 with a 3.08 earned run average while leading Texas A&M with 120 strikeouts and the Big 12 Conference with 125.2 innings pitched. Stripling tossed five complete games this spring and held opponents to a .229 clip at the plate.
A two-time All-American on the diamond as well as an Academic All-American in the classroom, Stripling gave Aggie fans one of the season’s biggest thrills on May 12 when he pitched the 11th no-hitter in Texas A&M baseball history during a 1-0 win over San Diego State.
After being selected in the ninth round of last year’s draft, the Southlake, Texas, native elected to return to school for his senior season. He finished his four-year tenure in Aggieland with 31 career wins to rank in a tie for third all-time in program history. Additionally, he struck out 340 batters during his career, third most all-time at A&M.
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