Shane Broyles Drafted by Colorado Rockies in 14th Round
Broyles led the Red Raiders with 23 appearances this year
June 5, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech junior right-handed pitcher Shane Broyles (Burleson, Texas) was drafted in the 14th round (438 overall) of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft by the Colorado Rockies. Broyles is the third Red Raider to be selected in this year's draft.
Broyles is the 13th Red Raider pitcher (10th right-handed pitcher) to be drafted/sign free agent in the MLB Draft since 2008. He becomes the sixth Tech pitcher to be selected in the top 12 rounds of the MLB Draft since 2008.
In his first season with the Red Raiders after transferring from Seminole State College, Broyles went 2-2 with a 4.42 ERA in a team-leading 23 appearances with 57 innings pitched and 46 strikeouts with 20 walks allowed.
Broyles was the only pitcher on the team to make at least five starts and also collect at least 20 appearances on the season. He began the season pitching in the Texas Tech starting rotation making five straight starts between Feb. 18-Mar. 18 and finished the year making 17 consecutive relief outings.
Broyles made six multiple inning relief appearances while striking out at least two batters in nine outings out of the bullpen. He pitched a season-high 7.2 innings in a 5-2 win over No. 18 St. John's in his second appearance of the season with three strikeouts.
His top relief outing came in a 5.1 inning effort against No. 25 Texas while helping lead the Red Raiders to a 7-6 win in 14 innings while striking out six batters and allowing just one base hit.
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