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Future is promising for Herd Baseball players Peralta and Shapiro

Two of Marshall’s baseball players were drafted on the third day of the 2019 MLB Draft: redshirt-junior shortstop Elvis Peralta, Jr. and senior left-handed starting pitcher Joshua Shapiro.

Peralta, who signed with the Oakland A’s, was selected in the 26th round as the 794th pick. Shapiro was selected in the 34th round as the 1,033 pick by the Brewers.

Peralta led the team in 80 hits this season which tied for third most in a single season for program history. He had 42 RBI’s, which is the second most for Marshall this season. Peralta was a part of 38 double plays.