On their way to the majors?

Two Chico State athletes get drafted

Chico State sent its sixth pitcher toward the major leagues when Kevin Brahney was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 11th round of the MLB Amateur Draft.

Brahney (pictured) is the highest draft pick that has come out of Chico State since it entered the California Collegiate Athletic Association in 1999. He recently closed out his college career with a 2-5 record and a 3.58 earned-run average.

Brahney was joined in the draft by teammate third baseman Adrian Bringas, who was chosen by the Kansas City Royals in the 46th round. Bringas received All-West Region honors after ending his senior year with a .372 batting average, 37 RBIs, 12 doubles and five home runs.

Bringas, who plays for the Burlington (Vt.) Royals in the Appalachian League, recorded his first professional hit Thursday, June 24, in only his second start at third base. Brahney, who is on the Lowell (Mass.) Spinners’ minor-league roster for the Red Sox, has yet to make his first professional appearance.