Hurtubise selected in MLB Draft

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Army West Point center fielder Jacob Hurtubise was selected in the 39th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners June 5. Hurtubise is the 14th cadet-athlete in Army Baseball history to be taken in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. He also became the first Black Knight to be selected since Alex Robinett was taken in the 32nd round by the New York Yankees in 2015. The Zionsville, Ind., native joins Nick Hill as the only other cadet taken by the Seattle Mariners. Hurtubise, the 2019 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, littered Army’s records book after breaking the program’s single-season runs (71), walks (69) and stolen base (45) records. The speedy center fielder set a new Patriot League career stolen base and walks mark with 105 and 141, respectively, as well.