The Boston Red Sox, with the 113th pick in the major league baseball draft, selected Lee University pitcher Myles Smith.
A junior, Smith is from Detroit and pitched at Lee this season after spending two years at Miami Dade Junior College.
Smith is the first player with Chattanooga area ties selected in the draft, which continues through Saturday.
For more on this story and other draft picks and news see Saturday's editions of the Times Free Press.
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Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...