The most highly acclaimed members of Clemson’s and USC’s 2013 baseball recruiting classes were, as expected, chosen in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft Thursday night.
Clemson signee Austin Meadows, an outfielder from Grayson, GA, was the 9th player taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
With the 21st pick, the Tampa Bay Rays selected catcher Tony Ciuffo of Lexington, a USC signee.
And with the 30th pick, the Rays took another Gamecock recruit, shortstop Travis Demeritte.
Stanford RHP Mark Appel was the first player selected by the Houston Astros.