June 9, 2006
The following excerpt from Chris Jackson's coverage of the 2006 MLB Draft ran in the June 8 edition of the Daily Breeze.
Area college seniors heard their names called nine times during the second day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday.
First to go was Loyola Marymount outfielder Chris Pettit, a four-year starter for the Lions, to the Angels in the 19th round.
His teammate, Kyle Mura, went in the 42nd round to the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher. Mura was LMU's starting third baseman and made just five relief appearances, but the Cardinals decided to take a chance on the son of former St. Louis pitcher Steve Mura, who went 12-11 for the Cardinals in 1982.
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