February 28, 2015
RENO - Wolf Pack junior Braden Shipley was taken by the Diamondbacks with the 15th overall pick in the MLB draft on Thursday.
Shipley was named the Mountain West Conference Co-Pitcher of the Year this season. He was 7-3 overall with a 2.77 ERA in 107.1 innings pitched. He also had 102 strikeouts, and held opposing players to a .218 batting average.
Shipley was the WAC Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore last season.
He is the highest-drafted player in school history in any sport.