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Smith selection ties Draft record for Halos

ANAHEIM -- When the Angels selected left-handed pitcher Nate Smith in the eighth round of the First-Year Player Draft on Friday, they tied a club record set in 1999.

The Angels used their first seven picks on pitchers -- five righties and two lefties.

Smith just finished up his senior season at Furman with a 3.59 ERA in 100 1/3 innings of work.

Smith was named the Southern Conference's Pitcher of the Week on March 12 after he allowed just one run in 7 2/3 innings of work against Appalachian State.

William Boor is an associate reporter for
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