Published on October 6, 2012 by Joey Mullins  
Posted by Joey Mullins on 2012-06-06

 A record number of Samford University baseball players -- seven -- were selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft that concluded June 6.

Brandon Miller, who is leading the nation in home runs this season, was selected in the 4th round by the Washington Nationals. It was the highest draft selection ever by a Samford player.

Others selected in the draft were Charles Basford, Joseph Burns, Saxon Butler, Josh Martin, Lex Rutledge and Tyler Vanderheiden. All played key roles in Samford's 2012 Southern Conference championship season and first-ever NCAA postseason tournament appearance.

Miller story

Rutledge story

Martin story

Final day story

Samford Baseball

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.