Ole Miss pitcher Jack Dougherty drafted by Minnesota in Ninth Round of MLB Draft
SEATTLE — The fourth Ole Miss Rebel was chosen in the 2023 MLB Draft when Jack Dougherty was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the ninth round held on Monday. The Twins took the right-handed pitcher from Collierville, Tennessee with the 267th overall pick.
That's a fact, Jack!
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 10, 2023
In his three seasons at Ole Miss, Dougherty appeared in 44 games, making 15 starts. He recorded 162 strikeouts to 45 walks in 129.1 innings as a Rebel. In those three seasons combined, he had a record of 9-9 and recorded four saves.
Dougherty made 15 appearances on the mound in 2023, making nine starts after working out of the bullpen for the majority of his career. He led all starters in ERA while finishing second on the team in opposing batting average (.261), saves (2), innings pitched (60.1), and strikeouts (65). He threw a career-high six innings three times over the course of the season and struck out a career-high seven batters three different times.
Dougherty made a career-high 17 appearances in 2022, posting a 4-3 record with a 4.91 ERA and 61 strikeouts. He made three-consecutive scoreless appearances during Ole Miss’ postseason run in 2022, picking up a win against Arizona in the Coral Gables Regional and a save against Southern Miss in their Super Regional.
Dougherty started game one of the College World Series Finals against Oklahoma and earned the win, going five-plus innings and striking out six.
In the 2022 postseason, Dougherty made four appearances on the mound, throwing 12.2 innings and allowing just two earned runs to go with 14 strikeouts.
“The story’s Jack Dougherty…” 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/GyTo820Ui3
— The Rebel Walk (@TheRebelWalk) February 17, 2023
The Twins are getting a pitcher that has quality SEC experience while performing on the biggest stage in college baseball. Congratulations and the best of luck to Jack!
(Feature image credit: Josh McCoy, Ole Miss)
Nick Filipich was born and raised in Biloxi, MS. He is an Ole Miss alum with a degree in Sports and Recreation Administration. A sports junkie with a great passion for all things Ole Miss, Nick played baseball and football in high school — which is where he discovered his love for sports. He is an avid Braves and Saints fan, and in his free time enjoys spending time with family, friends and his black lab, Dixie.