DeMuth Chosen in Fifth Round by Brewers in MLB Draft
June 7, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana senior third baseman Dustin DeMuth was chosen in the fifth round of the MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. DeMuth was chosen 146th overall to become the third Hoosier taken in this year's draft.
DeMuth just wrapped up his final season for Indiana and finished the year batting a team-leading .374 to go along with five home runs and 40 RBI. This, after a junior year where he had a .377 batting average with five long balls and 41 RBI in 2013.
For his career, DeMuth was a .344 hitter in 236 career games played. He started every game he appeared in during his four years.
The LaPorte, Ind., native was a two-time All-American. His 63 career doubles are the most in IU history and he finished his career with the second-most hits in program history with 316. He is one of just three Indiana players to ever eclipse the 300-hit mark in a career.
Along with DeMuth, Indiana's Kyle Schwarber (4th overall, Chicago Cubs) and Sam Travis (67th overall, Boston Red Sox) were also chosen in this year's MLB First Year Player Draft. The trio becomes the first set of Hoosiers to all get selected in the first five rounds in the same year since 2009 when IU had three players taken in the first round.
During his nine-year tenure, Indiana head coach Tracy Smith has now had eight total players chosen in the first five rounds of the MLB Draft. Overall in its history, IU has had 15 total players taken in the first five rounds of the draft.
The 2014 MLB Draft will continue on Saturday.
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