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Two Mizzou players selected on MLB Draft’s first night

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Misner, Sikkema go on first night of MLB Draft

It’s still been tough to shake off the disappointing end to the Missouri Tigers baseball season, but that disappointment got a little easier to swallow last night.

After the first round came to an end, both Kameron Misner and TJ Sikkema were chosen in the first competitive balance round, going to the Marlins and Yankees respectively.

The Missouri outfielder was taken by the Miami Marlins with the No. 35 overall pick in Monday’s MLB Draft and the first pick of the Competitive Balance Round A in the first round. Misner is just Missouri’s second positional player taken in the first round.

A 6-foot-0 left-handed pitcher, Sikkema became the program’s first All-America in 10 years after being named to Collegiate Baseball’s third-team.

As Dave Matter pointed out, this is the first time two Mizzou players have been drafted in the first two rounds after playing on the previous team. So a little bit of history was made last night. Congrats to Kameron and TJ on their great college careers and for their big evenings. We’ll all be cheering you along! We’ll have a piece up later this morning with a closer look at how their careers could shape up.

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