June 7, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Oklahoma's Matt Oberste was selected by the New York Mets on the second day of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
Oberste was selected 206th overall, with the 10th pick of the seventh round Friday.
"It feels great," Oberste said. "I've never been drafted before. I was excited because my mom texted me -- that's how I found out -- as we were getting on the bus to come to the stadium."
Oberste and the Sooners play Game 1 of the NCAA Baton Rouge Super Regional Friday at 6 p.m. versus LSU.
Oberste leads the Sooners in batting average, hits and home runs. He leads all Big 12 players in RBIs, total bases and slugging percentage.
"They've been my favorite team. It's the weirdest thing. David Wright is my favorite player. He's a third baseman, wears No. 5 and when I was younger I was a third baseman and wore 5. To be in that organization now is just great."
Sooner high school signees Drew Ward, Chris Kohler, Jacob Nottingham and Trey Michalczewski (pronounced mik-el-chef-ski) were also selected in the early rounds.
Ward (Leedey,Okla.) was taken in the third round, 105th overall, by the Washington Nationals. Kohler (Alta Loma, Calif.) was taken by the Oakland Athletics with the next selection, the lone third round supplemental pick. Nottingham (Redlands, Calif.) was taken by Houston with the first pick of the sixth round, 167th overall. Michalczewski (Jenks, Okla.) was drafted in the seventh round, 213th overall, by the Chicago White Sox.
The MLB Draft completed rounds three through 10 Friday. Sooner pitchers Jonathan Gray, third overall to the Colorado Rockies, and Dillon Overton, 63rd overall to Oakland, were taken in the first and second rounds, respectively, Thursday.