Rangers draft Texas Tech’s Josh Jung eighth overall

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Texas Tech third baseman Josh Jung during an NCAA college baseball game against Kansas State, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

The Texas Rangers selected Texas Tech infielder Josh Jung as the eighth overall pick in this year’s MLB Draft. 

The San Antonio-native is the second Red Raider in program history to be picked in the first round.

The junior third baseman won his 10th All-American award last week, and was the Big 12 Co-Player of the Year. He has tacked on more that 250 hits with Texas Tech.

Jung has a career batting average of .347 with Texas Tech and 91 extra-base hits.

Jung and the Red Raiders will make their second-straight Super Regional appearance this Saturday in Lubbock. 

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