Corey Littrell selected by Boston Red Sox in MLB Draft

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Junior left handed pitcher Corey Littrell was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the fifth round of the MLB Draft on Friday.

Littrell was taken with the 143rd overall pick by the Red Sox, becoming the highest UK draft pick since Alex Meyer was taken with the 23rd overall pick in 2011.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound southpaw started 14 games for the Cats in 2013, picking up six wins, five losses and three no decisions.

Littrell led the Cats in both strikeouts (77) and innings pitched (94.1).