West Grad, Bradley Lefty Drafted Tuesday


WMBD/WYZZ-TV - PEORIA, Ill. -- Bradley's all-time strikeout king could have a new home.

Left-handed pitcher Joe Bircher, who became Bradley's career leader in strikeouts, was picked by Houston in the tenth round of baseball's first-year layer draft Tuesday. But he wasn't the only player with ties to central Illinois selected.

Former Normal West outfielder Blake Brown was picked by Atlanta in the fifth round. Brown is a senior-to-be at the University of Missouri.

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