Wofford College pitcher John Cornely was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 15th round of the MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon. Cornely was the 476th overall pick in the draft.
"I am really excited to get the opportunity to further my baseball career after Wofford," said Cornely. "I had a workout with the Braves once our season ended and it is great to be drafted by the team I grew up following."
Cornely, a senior from Mount Pleasant, S.C., led the Terriers with a 1.85 ERA on the season. He set a new school record for saves in a single season with nine. He finished fourth in the SoCon in saves on the season and was also fourth in games completed. Cornely was third on the team with 48 strikeouts and he issued only 17 walks in 39.0 innings pitched. He allowed only 22 hits and eight runs on the season.
For his career, the right-handed Cornely posted an 8-19 record with a 5.82 ERA. He struck out 201 in his career, the eighth most in school history. He is fourth in school history with ten career saves.
Cornely becomes just the seventh Terrier to be drafted since 1982. Cornely is the third player to be drafted in the last five seasons, joining Brandon Waring (7th round, Reds) in 2007 and Michael Gilmartin (27th round, Oakland) in 2009.