KU's Zeferjahn, Groshans to Red Sox; K-State's Brennan to Indians

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(WIBW) -- Three baseball players from Kansas and Kansas State said goodbye to the Big 12 on Tuesday and hello to the MLB: Ryan Zeferjahn, Jaxx Groshans and Will Brennan.

Zeferjahn, a Seaman graduate and KU pitcher, was drafted 107th overall by the Boston Red Sox with the final pick in the third round of the 2019 MLB Draft.

In his junior season with the Jayhawks this year, Zeferjahn totaled 107 strikeouts in 88.1 innings, good for second in the Big 12. He recorded a 5-2 record and a 3.97 ERA.

This year, Zeferjahn became the first pitcher in Kansas history to record two seasons with 100 strikeouts or more. He was just the third KU pitcher all-time to be named to the All-Big 12 First Team.

Zeferjahn notched 260 career strikeouts with the Jayhawks, a 17-12 record and a 4.68 ERA.

When it comes time to report to the Red Sox, Zeferjahn may find a familiar face calling his pitches. With the 167th pick, the team took KU catcher Jaxx Groshans.

Last season, Groshans led the Jayhawks in batting average (.340), home runs (12), slugging percentage (.604) and OPS (1.079).

Groshans started all 57 games for Kansas and recorded at least one hit in 47 games.

Zeferjahn is the 30th Jayhawk all-time to be drafted while Groshans is the 31st.

For Kansas State, junior utility player Will Brennan was selected 250th overall in the eighth round by the Cleveland Indians.

Brennan led the Wildcats last season with 14 doubles and 13 stolen bases while hitting .291. He also finished second on the team with 39 strikeouts while collecting three saves.

In 2017, his .350 batting average broke K-State's freshman hitting record which had previously stood since 1973.