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Mississippi State pitcher, Ole Miss outfielder picked on 1st day of MLB Draft

By PATRICK MAGEE

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Mississippi St. pitcher Dakota Hudson delivers a ball against LSU during the first inning of a Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball tournament game at the Hoover Met, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Mississippi St. pitcher Dakota Hudson delivers a ball against LSU during the first inning of a Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball tournament game at the Hoover Met, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) AP

Mississippi State junior right-hander Dakota Hudson was made a first-round selection by the St. Louis Cardinals and Ole Miss junior outfielder J.B. Woodman was taken in the second round by the Toronto Blue Jays on the first day of the Major League Baseball Draft on Thursday.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Hudson was the last pick of the first round at No. 34 and Woodman was the 57th overall selection.

Hudson is 9-4 with a 2.35 ERA in 103 1/3 innings this season for the Bulldogs, who host Arizona in an NCAA Regional starting at 5 p.m. on Friday.

Hudson, a native of Dunlap, Tenn., was a 36th round selection by the Texas Rangers out of high school.

Woodman, a junior, batted .323 with 14 homers and 55 RBIs this season for the Rebels.

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