Kevin Krause selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Draft

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June 6, 2014

NEW YORK - Junior Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) of the Stony Brook baseball team has been selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Krause is the 20th player in Stony Brook history to be drafted by a Major League team and the first to go to the Pirates.

Krause, who was taken 281st overall, is also the sixth player in #Seawolves history to be taken in the first 10 rounds of the draft, joining first-rounder Travis Jankowski (2012), third-rounder Pat Cantwell (2012), fifth-rounder Nick Tropeano (2011), third-rounder Chris Flinn (2001) and sixth-rounder Joe Nathan (1995).

Krause is the 2014 America East Player of the Year and a third-team Louisville Slugger All-American after a banner season in which he hit .354 with 23 extra-base hits, including eight home runs, and 51 RBI. He led America East in runs scored (46), home runs, RBI and total bases (109) and also finished in the top five in the conference in hitting, slugging (.551), on-base percentage (.441) and doubles (15).

Krause was especially hot in the final month of the season, helping the #Seawolves win the America East regular season championship. In 14 games in the month of May, he hit .404 with 19 runs scored and 19 RBI while slugging at a .702 clip. He had eight multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games during the span. He also hit a team-best .444 at the America East Championship while driving in five runs.

In his three-year career with Stony Brook spanning 132 games, Krause is a career .325 hitter with 11 home runs,30 doubles, 97 RBI and 88 runs scored. In 2012, he was a first-team freshman All-American and first-team All-Northeast Region while hitting .330 with three home runs and 40 RBI and was a part of the Stony Brook team that reached the College World Series. He was hampered by injuries in 2013 only to come back strong in 2014.

Rounds 11-40 of the 2014 MLB Draft take place Saturday with the potential for more #Seawolves players to be taken.