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Rays use Round 9 pick on college righty Pike

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Chris Pike, a senior right-hander at Oklahoma City University became the Rays' ninth-round selection as the second day of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft was winding down.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

Chris Pike, a senior right-hander at Oklahoma City University became the Rays' ninth-round selection as the second day of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft was winding down.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

He is the sixth pitcher selected by the Rays in the first two days of the Draft and the fifth right-hander.

Pike, who stands 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, threw a perfect game on March 7 against St. Gregory's in an NAIA Sooner Athletic Conference game. He struck out 18 batters in the game.

A week after twirling the 24th perfect game in NAIA history, Pike followed with a no-hitter against Southwestern Christian.

He hails from Southampton, N.Y., where he threw five no-hitters in high school.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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