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Courtesy: Clay Bailey

Alabama State's Austin Bizzle Drafted by Twins

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 06/14/2017
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SECAUCUS, N.J. - Alabama State pitcher Austin Bizzle was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 40th round (1,186 overall) of the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday.

Bizzle ranked near the top of the SWAC in a number of different statistical categories this season.  The Panama City, Fla. native was third in the conference in ERA (1.27), fourth in strikeouts (78), tied for fifth in saves with 3 and ranked sixth in the league with 7 wins.

Bizzle helped Alabama State finish with a 31-25 record (18-6 SWAC) which was good for second in the east division.  The Hornets reached the SWAC Baseball Tournament championship game for the second consecutive season, only to fall to Texas Southern 4-2 in 13 innings.