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Four Hawks taken in MLB Draft on final day

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Four current University of Iowa baseball student-athletes and two Hawkeye recruits were selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Senior Nick Hibbing was taken in the 16th round with the 487th pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates, senior Eric Toole was selected with the 647th pick in the 22nd round by the Colorado Rockies, senior Kris Goodman was taken in the 32nd round as the 956th pick by the Miami Marlins, and junior Tyler Peyton was selected as the 985th pick in the 33rd round by the Cincinnati Reds.

Hawkeye recruits Daniel Perry and Chris Comito, Jr., were both selected in the top 15 rounds.  Perry, an infielder from Susanville, California, was taken with the 392nd pick in the 13th round by the Toronto Blue Jays, while Comito, Jr., was selected and will sign with the Chicago White Sox after being taken with the 442nd pick in the 15th round.

Iowa pitcher Blake Hickman was drafted in the 7th round by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. Iowa had five total players selected from the 2015 team that won 41 games and earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament.  The five draft picks are the most for the program since 1992 and are tied for the most selections in a single season in school history.

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