By Thomas Sellers Jr.
Fresh off another no-hitter in the franchise, the reigning World Series champions San Francisco Giants drafted local ace David Owen.
Owen, a 2012 graduate of Tipton-Rosemark Academy, was selected in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Giants. San Francisco was celebrating on Citi Field last night in New York when rookie Chris Heston no-hit the Mets with 11 strikeouts.
The Giants are hoping Owen will be the next in line to perform that feat. San Francisco has a history of drafting Memphis area players like Matt Cain of Houston High who tossed a perfect game back in 2012.
During 2012, Owen established himself as an ace for the TRA Rebels under Head Coach Brad Smith. Owen was a part of the 2009 State runner-up team, but was a major arm in getting the Rebels to the 2012 State Tournament. After earning the 2012 Star Pitcher of the Year Award, Owen moved onto Arkansas State in Jonesboro.
In three seasons with the Red Wolves, Owen moved up in the rotation. His sophomore season he had 76 strikeouts. This past season the 21-year-old Millington product totaled 73 Ks.