Two former Weatherford College Coyotes were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft June 11, both by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Trevor Simms was drafted in the 32nd round, and Paxton DeLaGarza was selected in the 33rd round.
Simms, now pitching at Tulane University, went 4-1 with a 3.44 ERA in 16 games in 2016, striking out 22 and walking just 11. The Hurst native played for Jeff Lightfoot’s Coyotes in the 2013 season.
DeLaGarza helped lead Angelo State to two Division II College World Series berths and was an All-American in 2015. The shortstop from Lubbock Coronado hit .333 this season with a team-high 18 doubles and nine home runs. He was a Coyote in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.