OCALA- Former College of Central Florida baseball standout Boomer Biegalski was drafted in the 14th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday afternoon by the Oakland Athletics.
"I'm so happy for him," said CF head baseball coach Marty Smith. "He has worked so hard to get to this point and deserves a chance to play professional baseball if he decides to go now. He has come along way in a year and a half and will just keep getting better and better."
The right-hander from Tallahassee, Fla. was an integral part of the 2014 baseball squad that finished the season ranked No. 3 in the state. Biegalski (8-4, 2.8 ERA) led the nation in strikeouts that season, on his way to throwing a complete game in the opening round of the FCSAA State Tournament against Chipola, the nation's No. 1 team at the time.
After one season, Biegalski transferred to Florida State University where he became the Seminole's Friday night starter, going 7-5 with a 3.17 ERA. This past season, he led the Seminoles to an ACC Tournament title after coming in in relief to pitch 4.2 scoreless innings and stifle the North Carolina State offense. Biegalski's tournament performance earned him ACC Tournament MVP honors after throwing 11 scoreless innings, allowing just five hits and two walks. He struck out 12 and held batters to .128 batting average.