More Local high school and college athletes were selected last week in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
St. Francis High graduate Matt Hirsh, who pitches for the California Lutheran University team, was picked by the Houston Astros in the 30th round.
The college junior, who was selected 914th overall, was 6-4 last season with an earned run average of 3.27.
Brandon Higelin, a senior hurler with the California State University, Los Angeles team, was taken by the San Diego Padres in the 28th round. The CV High graduate was the 848th selection overall.