A 37-year state drought ended last night when the Los Angeles Dodgers selected Kenosha Indian Trail shortstop Gavin Lux with the 20th pick overall.
Lux becomes the first Wisconsin high schooler to be selected in the first round since Nekoosa’s Kevin Brandt was taken by the Twins in 1979.
Already committed to play at Arizona State, Lux entered the draft as the second ranked high school shortstop in the nation.
In the second round, Verona catcher Ben Rortvedt was selected 56th overall by Minnesota. He’s committed to play collegiately at Arkansas.
Meanwhile, the Brewers added three players to their organization via the MLB First-Year Player Draft Thursday night.
Milwaukee chose Louisville outfielder Corey Ray with the fifth overall pick. Ray, a Chicago native, batted .319 with 55 runs, 15 home runs, 60 RBI, and 44 stolen bases his junior year with the Cardinals.
The Brewers also selected third baseman Lucas Erceg out of Menlo College with the 47th pick and catcher Mario Feliciano from the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy.
The draft resumes at noon Friday with rounds three through ten, and the remaining 30 rounds set for Saturday.