June 7, 2014
PITTSBURGH – Redshirt junior pitcher Luke Curtis was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 18th round of the MLB Draft on Saturday afternoon.
“There is definitely a lot of excitement right now,” Curtis said. “I have to thank everyone at Pitt. All the hard work and coaching I was given has helped me to get drafted today. It was such a great experience at Pitt and I was able to take advantage of what I learned. It is a surreal feeling right now.”
Curtis, who was primarily a relief pitcher throughout his time at Pitt, led the Panthers with a 2.17 ERA this season en route to a 1-2 record on the mound. In 29.0 innings of work, Curtis allowed just seven earned runs while striking out 25 batters.
In one of his two starts on the season, Curtis pitched five shutout innings against Ohio University in leading the Panthers to a 6-1 victory. He appeared in 16 games total and recorded a season-high five K’s against Presbyterian on March 11.
The MLB draft will continue throughout the weekend.