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WEDNESDAY SPORTS NEWS/Pittsburgh Pirates select third baseman Michael Gretler; Washington Nationals pick reliever Max Engelbrekt

GRETLERTwo more Oregon State baseball players were selected in the draft on Wednesday, bringing the total number of Beavers picked this year to five.

The Pittsburgh Pirates plucked junior third baseman Michael Gretler with the 1,168th overall pick and in the 39th round.

The Washington Nationals went for reliever Max Engelbrekt in Round 40 and with the No. 1,214 overall choice.

Gretler was a 2014 draft pick. That year, he also went in the 39th round, to the Boston Red Sox.

Gretler is from Bonney Lake, Washington, and was honorable mention all-Pac-12 this year.

He has hit .300 this season, with 10 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 32 RBIs for the 54-5 Beavers, who are ranked No. 1 in the national going into their noon Saturday PT College World Series opener against Cal State Fullerton at Omaha, Nebraska.

Engelbrekt, from Seattle, is 3-0 with a 0.48 ERA going into the CWS. He allowed eight hits in 18 2/3 innings, making 16 appearances.

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