Navarro College ace Lukas Schiraldi was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 35th round of the Major League Draft late Saturday.
Schiraldi, who was projected to be drafted between the third and 10th rounds of the draft, might opt to pitch for the University of Texas Longhorns, where his father Calvin was a legend.
Calvin helped lead the Longhorns to the 1983 NCAA national title on a staff that included Roger Clemens. Lukas signed with the Longhorns in April.
Clemens' son Kacy also signed with Texas and Longhorn Nation would be ecstatic to have a rotation that included the sons of two of Texas’ most famous pitchers.
Ironically, both Lukas Schiraldi and Kacy Clemens were drafted in the 35th round of the draft. The Astros took Clemens.
Signability might have been an issue with Schiraldi, who made it clear that he would be happy to follow in his father’s footsteps at UT.
Schiraldi had a remarkable season at Navarro, where he led the Bulldogs to the World Series. He was perfect in the regular season, going 10-0 with a 1.80 ERA.