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CM’s Alex Garbrick drafted by Phillies in MLB Draft

From staff reports

Alex Garbrick, a Central Mountain graduate, was drafted in the 17th round of the 2021 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies with the 505th pick on Tuesday.

Garbrick was a key member of Keystone’s 2011 Little League all-star team which finished third in the world at the Little League World Series. That summer, Keystone became the first area team since Newberry in 1969 to reach the Little League World Series.

The former Keystone ace was previously drafted by the New York Yankees in 2019. That spring, he went 3-4 with a 4.32 ERA and had 69 strikeouts through 58 innings.

In 2021 with USC Upstate, Harbrick threw 66.1 innings, had an ERA of 3.39, and struck out 74 batters. He finished the season with a 7-3 record, and twice had three game win streaks. He helped Upstate beat Toldeo, Charleston and Radford in consecutive games as he threw five 5.0, 4.2 and 6.1 innings. He then helped USC Upstate beat Longwood (6.0), Presbyterian College (6.0) and High Point (5.0) late in the season.

Garbrick played for Central Mountain from 2013-16. His senior year with the Wildcats, Garbrick played in 22 games, hit .333 and had 21 hits and 11 RBIs. On the mound as a senior, he had an impressive 1.35 ERA, a 6-2 record, and started eight games, having six complete game performances.

A more in-depth story will be featured later in The Express.

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