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Dartmouth southpaw Horacek selected by O's

The Orioles took Dartmouth left-handed pitcher Mitch Horacek at No. 279 overall with their ninth round selection.

Horacek had a good season for the Big Green.

The left-hander went 6-2 this year in eight appearances, seven of which were starts. In 45 innings, he had a 2.20 ERA and 42 strikeouts with 10 walks. Opposing batters hit just .241 against him in 166 at-bats.

Horacek stands 6-foot-5, 210 pounds. He grew up in Highlands Ranch, Colo., and attended ThunderRidge High School.

Derek Wetmore is an associate reporter for MLB.com.
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