HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss baseball saw a pair of pitchers come off the board on the second day of the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft Monday afternoon as Dalton Rogers got selected by the Boston Red Sox with the 99th overall pick in the third round, while Tyler Stuart was drafted by the New York Mets in the sixth round with the 179th pick.
Rogers becomes the sixth player in program history to be drafted by Boston, and the earliest selection of a Golden Eagle by the Red Sox, surpassing Jake Drehoff, who was selected in the 12th round of the 2013 draft.
In his 23 appearances for the Golden Eagles this spring, the left-handed Rogers held hitters to just .128 against him, while posting the second lowest earned run average on the team at 1.95 to go along with the most strikeouts among USM relief pitchers with 57.
Rogers, from Flowood, Miss., completed his lone season with the Black and Gold with a 1-1 record, while collecting six saves.
Stuart marks the fourth Golden Eagle selected by the New York Mets, and the first since James Ewing was taken in the 12th round of the 2009 draft.
Stuart posted a perfect 4-0 record on the year, making 22 appearances with four starts to post a 3.38 ERA. The Kankakee, Ill. native held hitters to a .233 average against him with 38 strikeouts over 40 innings of work, while not allowing a run in his 12 innings of work on the year.
The righty earned a pair of wins in the Hattiesburg Regional, as the Golden Eagles punched their ticket the programs second-ever Super Regional.
Rogers and Stuart continue a stretch of at least one Golden Eagle player being selected in the first 10 round in nine of the last 10 MLB drafts. The selection of Rogers marked the fourth straight draft the Golden Eagles had a player selected in the top three rounds.
The 2022 MLB Draft concludes on Tuesday with rounds 11-20 beginning at 1 p.m. CT.