Tyler Poslosky

Despite a subpar 14-36 season that ultimately resulted in coach Alex Marconi's resignation, some encouraging news surfaced from the Ball State baseball program Wednesday.

The Baltimore Orioles selected Luc Rennie, who signed his National Letter of Intent to play at Ball State, in the 16th round during the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Rennie, a native of San Diego, Calif., was drafted 492nd overall, and with the Orioles drafting Rennie, Ball State has had at least one player or signee taken in the draft for 17 consecutive seasons.

A 6-foot-2 right-handed pitcher, Rennie was one of six players who signed with Ball State last November.

A three-year letter winner at Torrey Pines High School, Rennie led the Falcons to a 23-9-1 mark during his senior season while posting an impressive 9-1 record on the mound.

Rennie rounded out the season with a microscopic 0.89 ERA during his 70 plus innings of work with opposing hitters batting just .165 against him. Rennie tallied 73 strikeouts to just 10 walks en route to leading the Falcons with a remarkable seven complete games.

As a junior, Rennie led the Falcons to a 26-11 record and a California Interscholastic Federation Semi-Finals appearance, posting a 2.43 ERA in more than 31 innings of work while racking up 29 strikeouts. Rennie led the Falcons to the North County Tournament championship as well.

As a Perfect Game National Top 1,000 recruit, Rennie succeeded in the classroom as well, earning Union Tribune All-Academic Honors during his senior season.

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