Niagara pitcher Matthew Brash drafted in 4th round by San Diego Padres

Posted at 9:14 PM, Jun 04, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara pitcher Matthew Brash has had his moment.

On Tuesday, Brash was selected by the San Diego Padres in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2019 MLB Draft. He's the second-highest drafted player in program history and is the 10th player since 2005 to be drafted.

"I couldn't be happier to be picked by such a great organization and it's still surreal that I get the chance to play ball at the next level," said Brash in a press release. "I'm glad I got to celebrate with my family and I have everyone that has helped me along the way to thank for this awesome moment."

Brash is coming off a season where he set the program's single-season and conference sigle-season strikeouts record with 121. He had a 2.43 ERA and held his opponents to a .194 batting average.