Black Bear pitchers Laweryson, Silva selected in MLB draft

University of Maine baseball players Cody Laweryson and Nick Silva were chosen by Major League Baseball squads June 5 during the First-Year Player Draft.

The Minnesota Twins picked Laweryson, a right-handed pitcher from Moscow, Maine. Laweryson, who attended Upper Kennebec Valley High School in Bingham, Maine, earned America East All-Tournament and First Team selection honors during his junior campaign.

The Chicago White Sox selected Silva, a right-handed pitcher from Miami, Florida. Silva just completed his college career — which included a seven-inning no-hitter versus UMass Lowell. He was named America East Pitcher of the Week six times in a Black Bear uniform.

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